April 7, 2013 9:40 pm

April 7 postgame quotes: Anze Kopitar

On the importance of winning the division:
“It doesn’t matter. I mean, ultimately we’ve got to get ready for the playoffs. We feel like our game is coming along. Even tonight, I mean we battled hard. We played pretty good against a good team. We came back three times from a goal down. In the shootout, it is what it is. We were bad at it tonight.”

On preparing for Dallas and the challenge of four games in six days:
“You just get the day tomorrow. Try and start to get ready for it, and it’s a matter I think of preparation this time of the year now. It’s getting close to the last spring, or I guess the last stretch of the season, and the best-prepared team usually wins. We’re going to do everything to get ready, and we should be good to go on Tuesday.”

On if he can sense the improvement in the quality of play as the season has progressed:
“Yeah, it’s different. It’s one of those things where you improve each and every game, and we feel like our game is coming around. We feel confident and comfortable on the ice. That’s the way to go at this time of the year.”

On the feeling on the bench when the team trailed by one goal late:
“All positive thoughts. We threw everything at him, and it took us 17 moinutes to get the tying goal. We’re a resilient team, and we’re definitely not going to quit.”

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