June 4, 2013 11:03 pm

June 4 postgame quotes: Chicago

Joel Quenneville, on his team’s response:
“I didn’t like our push back. We’re looking for more from the outset. The last 10 minutes was basically the way we should have started, have that intensity.”

Quenneville, on whether Los Angeles made any adjustments:
“They made a couple adjustments technically. I still think the intensity was the differential.”

Quenneville, on the challenge of struggling to win battles in the neutral zone:
“Well, I think it slows you down. You want to make sure you get on the forecheck. Otherwise you’re spending the rest of the shift in your end. Making them turn is what both teams are prioritizing in their game. They were way more efficient than we were tonight.”

Quenneville, on why Patrick Kane hasn’t been in position to score:
“He didn’t have the puck much tonight. I think he’s way more dangerous when he has it. Just think that time and space is always going to be limited on top guys. You have to find a way to get the puck and find a way to want it.”

Quenneville, on Bryan Bickell:
“Bicks has been good game in, game out. You notice him. He’s at the net. You see some bodies moving around. Seems like he has the puck.”

Quenneville, on the Kings’ ability to “step up” at the Blackhawks’ blue line:
“I thought their forecheck was a little heavier than we saw in the first couple games. I thought even if it wasn’t a clean exit out of our end, we didn’t get it out indirectly. They sustained puck time, generated some plays. I don’t know about the quality of chances, but they definitely got the momentum out of the game spending time in our end.”

Quenneville, on Niklas Hjalmarsson’s return to the game:
“He’s a warrior. He came back.”

Jonathan Toews, on the Game 3 loss:
“We lost the game. We’re not happy with the result. We will learn from it and do whatever we have to do in the next one. They played with more energy. They were excited to be home. They’re confident in this building and they showed that tonight.”

Toews, on what could have been done to generate more offense:
“I think that goes along with our defensive play and penalties we took. I just don’t think we had the pace and the speed we usually have and that’s something we have to improve on in the next one. If we do that, we’ll get more offensive chances. We’ll do the things we have to do to score.”

Toews, on the Kings’ physicality:
“They were physical all over the ice. We just have to keep our feet moving and take hits to move plays. We kind of got flat footed and we were watching each other too much. When you’re standing still you are an easy target for them to come hit you.”

Bryan Bickell, on how the Kings improved in Game 3:
“They had some different match ups. But it was up to us the way we came out. We didn’t come out the play we wanted to the first half of the game. I felt in the third we carried the puck and sustained pressure. We just need to carry that momentum into the next game.”

Bickell, on the Game 3 loss:
“We didn’t deserve whatever came out of those first two periods. They had the spark being at home. They have been a good home team this year in the playoffs. We just need to match it coming into the game but unfortunately we didn’t but we need to be ready for Game 4. We killed that four minute penalty that gave us a spark and got us fired up to get that late with 40 seconds in the second. We had the momentum going into the third. I thought we played good hockey but we just need to be better than that.”

Duncan Keith, on the Game 3 loss:
“I thought we had some good shifts in the first and then it came down to one play where we weren’t good defensively in our own end and it cost us. We had some good chances early on. I had one early on in one of my first shifts but I didn’t get the bounce. Definitely I know we could do better.”

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