May 25 practice quotes: Jonathan Quick - LA Kings Insider

On how his body and mind are holding up in the second consecutive extended playoff series:
“It’s good. You know, obviously we’re focused on being ready for tomorrow at five o’clock. Everything’s been good so far. You get a little over 24 hours to prepare for tomorrow, so that’s what our focus is right now.”

On his encouragement from the team’s performance in Game 5:
“Yeah, it’s good. It doesn’t matter how you win it, though. You win it, you move on. Things we did well and there’s things we didn’t do well, so we’re going to focus on getting better at the things we didn’t do so well and obviously emphasize the things we did do well to continue to do them.”

On whether he has noticed additional traffic or contact in the crease as the series has progressed:
“You expect that this time of year. You saw it in St. Louis. You saw it last year. You expect that, and you’ve got to be able to handle that. That’s it.”

On whether there’s any change in the mentality of the team in a potential close-out game:
“Nope. It’s a playoff game, so you just try and win a playoff game.”

On whether he paid attention to TJ Galiardi’s comment that Quick uses “a little embellishment”:
“Obviously we don’t care too much what TJ Galiardi has to say. That’s freedom of speech, right? So you’re allowed to say what you want.”

On whether he reads or pays attention to opponents’ quotes in the playoffs:
“No. You watch games. You watch the other games, and sometimes the highlights or quotes will come up when you’re watching other games. That’s probably the only time you’ll ever hear about the quotes.”

On quotes getting more traction at this point of the year, compared to the regular season:
“Yeah, well, you know what it is? It gets played up because, say we play them in February, we probably won’t play them again ‘til March, so what’s the point of talking it up? Here, it’s you play ‘em Monday, you play ‘em again Wednesday. Obviously it’s something to kind of give you guys to write about. It’s how it is.”

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