May 28 postgame quotes: Jonathan Quick - LA Kings Insider

On playing in a Game 7:
“It’s no different than any other game when you have a lead. I think if you start approaching it differently just cause it’s kind of a win-or-go-home, I think if you approach it differently, then you’re adjusting your game based on the circumstances. You’ve got to try to play your same game no matter what’s going on around you. I think the guys prepared that way and we were able to [win].”

On the team’s resiliency and winning games when pressed:
“Well, not necessarily. We would’ve liked that win in Game 6. We were able to get it on home ice. Obviously if we think we’re going to be able to continue in the playoffs, we have to win some road games. We’ve got to figure out what’s going on there, and we’ve got to get better at it. We had a chance to close it out two nights ago but weren’t able to do that. Sometimes if you give those games up, they come back and bite you. We were able to win tonight, but we definitely know there’s room for improvement. Both Detroit and Chicago are going to be very challenging. We have a lot to prepare for.”

On how much of the puck he saw during a heavy screen on Dan Boyle’s goal:
“Not as much as I would’ve liked. You kind of wish you have it. You wish you picked the right side. I thought he was going to shoot my left. Kind of based on the screen, I guessed wrong. A few goals against that have happened similar to that in the last couple weeks. So I’ve got to start getting a read on the situation a little bit better.”

On where the intensity of this win ranks compared to other wins:
“Obviously it’s a high pressurized situation at the end, but I don’t think the game is any more intense than any other game this series. I think the first period…everybody was playing a little cautious, and you didn’t want to make the first mistake. It opened up a little bit in the second, and the third you obviously were just trying to protect the lead there in the last couple minutes. I don’t think there was ‘high intensity’ any more high than the past few.”

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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.