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March 30, 2013 8:30 pm

March 30 postgame quotes: Anze Kopitar

On the shootout loss to Minnesota:
“We weren’t sharp. That wasn’t obviously our plan. To give up a two-goal lead, it’s not our style. We’ve got to get focused again for tomorrow. It’s another game, and we’ve got to get ready for it.”

On whether the game was too wide-open
“Yeah, it was a little bit of a loose game. Like I said before, it’s not our style. We didn’t really get our forecheck going tonight, and that’s…the strength of our game. We didn’t do a good enough job.”

On his impressions of Minnesota considering a potential Kings-Wild playoff matchup:
“It was good. They have some big bodies and some skilled players, obviously, and we have the same, so I think the matchup was good. If it does come to that, we feel comfortable. We’ll see what happens.

On whether it was “disheartening” lifting Charlie Coyle’s stick before he scored on a second attempt:
“Yeah. I thought I had him, and I think it went off his skate right back on his stick. Types of plays like that happen during the game.”

On whether an explanation was given on the non-call when Slava Voynov appeared to be high-sticked:
“I don’t know if I’m supposed to say it or not, but apparently that’s a new rule – even if you fan on a shot, it’s not a penalty. They put it in place a week ago when it happened in Chicago against us.”

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