April 4 postgame quotes: Justin Williams - LA Kings Insider

On his line getting good looks at the net:
“Yeah, I agree. Kopi had a semi-breakaway tonight. Brownie had a lot of shots, and myself –I know I’ve had a lot of shots this year and I just feel if I kept putting them to the net, good things would happen and I’ve gotten some lucky ones throughout this little stretch here and I’ve gotten some good ones.”

On whether his goal helps him compete with Jeff Carter in the goal category:
“No, we all know who the goal leader is. He got another one tonight. We’re going to need that from our right wingers to continue that.”

On whether this game served as “payback”:
“Yeah, we owed them. Absolutely. We had a 3-1 lead in their building, let them come back and we had them on a back to back then, also, and we had them on a back-to-back tonight. We didn’t let them back in this game mostly from Bernier’s play, and we were able to get one.”

On his first impression of Robyn Regehr:
“Well, I’m familiar playing against him, and I didn’t really care for it. He’s exactly what we thought he was. He’s a hard-nosed defenseman. He’s hard to play against, and he’s not going to give an inch to anyone on the opposite team, and that’s what we need.”

On only Bobby Orr making end-to-end rushes to score goals:
“Well I didn’t really beat anybody. He used to beat a lot of guys and go around the net and then beat the goalie again…I just skated up the wall and put one in.”

On whether this game was the opposite of the “sloppy” Minnesota game last week:
“I think in spurts it was. I thought we got a little sloppy in the second period, and a little bit towards the end of the first. But I thought we finished the game well. I thought the thihrd period we had a great shift to open it up. Mike’s line, I thought, played a great game tonight, and we didn’t let them back in the game. We didn’t give them an inch. That was mostly because of Bernier.”

On Kyle Clifford’s performance:
“Well, he creates space. That’s what he does. He’s a big body who’s going to be first on the forecheck most of the time. Mike is the passer, Jeff is the scorer. Everyone needs a little bit of mix on a line, and tonight I thought they all played a great game.”

On what has led to his goal scoring streak:
“Oh, I don’t know. I have a lot of shots this year, so I just assumed at some point they’re going to start to go in.”

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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left


Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left


As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right


Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left


Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.