March 16 postgame quotes: Tyler Toffoli - LA Kings Insider

On the feedback he received throughout the game:
“Richie and Carts were talking the whole game, telling me what to do, and I was just listening to them. Obviously, they’re great players and great role models. I was just trying to keep it simple and keep doing what they were telling me to do, and I thought we had a pretty good game.”

On whether he settled down and felt a comfort level throughout the game:
“I think just the more I played, the more I kind of got into the game. Things got a little easier, but like I said, I just wanted to keep going, keep working hard, and keep putting pressure on the puck and keep trying to score some goals.”

On his positioning:
“Like I said, I should have had two or three goals there. Unfortunately, I didn’t score, but I’ve just got to bear down next time. Hopefully I can score a goal next time.”

On whether he felt like he was getting stronger with each period:
“Yeah, definitely as the game went on, the more I played I felt a lot more comfortable. I got more chances and was battling well for the puck. The more I played, the more comfortable I felt.”

On joining Mike Richards and Jeff Carter, who have excellent chemistry:
“It was awesome. I was just reading off them. Obviously they’re great players, and they know where to go. Wherever the open ice was, I was just going to. Look at Carts’ pass to me in the first period – he was going to the puck and I just went to the open ice and he put it right on my stick.”

On his response had he been told before the season that he’d play with Richards and Carter in his debut:
“I never would have believed it.”

On whether San Jose’s size presented a challenge:
“They’re big guys, but I’m used to playing against big guys down in Manch. It was a good experience, and like I said, hopefully there’s many more to come.”

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Born: September 13, 1996
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Handedness: Left


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