April 11 postgame quotes: Jeff Carter - LA Kings Insider

On his shootout goal:
“He’s a big guy, and he just kind of goes down and takes the bottom half, so you’ve got to make him go down and get it up.”

On whether the team got away from its pressure game in the second period:
“Yeah, I’d say so. I thought we were really good in the first. I mean, we got pucks deep and used their D. When we’re doing that, we roll pretty good. We got away from it – they started pressing a little bit. Good or bad, it’s a big two points for us.”

On whether “revenge” is a factor at all in the game versus Anaheim on Saturday:
“I don’t know if it’s revenge. It’s a huge two points for us. I mean, you look at the standings, everybody seems to be winning. We win games and we’re not really making any ground for ourselves. I wouldn’t say it’s revenge, but it’s a big two points.”

On whether the team has started thinking about potential playoff matchups:
“No, we’ve got enough games left here that we’ve got to focus on. We’ve got to try and lock up some home ice here and go from there.”

On whether his line is “clicking” with Dustin Penner back in the lineup:
“Last game we didn’t do too much. We had a tough one. But I felt like we were skating and tonight we were getting pucks deep and creating chances for ourselves. He’s a big guy, and when he’s moving through the middle there, it pushes the D back and creates room for us.”

On how the team handled Colorado’s speed:
“I mean, we took it took to ‘em in the first, I thought, with our speed, and then we started to sit back and they came at us a little bit. They’ve got a lot of skill, a lot of guys up front that can kind of wheel and deal. When we play our game, they can’t play with us.”

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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.

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#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.

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#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

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


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