On whether he felt the Kings played with a lack of desperation:
“No. [Reporter: At all?] No.”

On whether Chicago shut L.A. down in the third period, or whether L.A. shut itself down:
“Yeah, I think once they scored the quick goal after the penalty kill, 10 seconds after, I think we had to go for it a little bit, we were stretched out. That doesn’t work that well against them. So I think they did a good job of plugging it off, defending the lead.”

On how big of a factor Chicago’s transition game was:
“It wasn’t really a huge factor. I think both teams showed their speed. I think the first goal was a bad goal. That certainly didn’t impact it. The second goal was a turnover, not because of lack of speed.”

On how much the team misses Mike Richards:
“I think he was our leading point producer at the time of his injury. You can check. Obviously that impacts a lot.”

On how hard the Kings will come out in an elimination game:
“I think you can answer that yourself, couldn’t you?”

On whether Chicago played the way he expected them to in the absence of Keith:
“You know what they do, quite honest, the reason they’re a great defensive team, they’ve been all year, is not just with the goaltender, but the way they spread their minutes out. Basically what happens, you take that guy out of their lineup, it gives four other top guys a few more minutes is all it does. Doesn’t really hurt them at all, to be quite honest.”

On how much Los Angeles’ previous come-from-behind efforts “come into play”:
“Looking at it like last night or 40 years ago, we’re looking at the next game only. That’s what we do.” [Reporter: You have to have the right attitude going in?] I would assume we’ll have a good attitude.”

On ways to get production out of the power play:
“Actually, the Carter line has been very effective. Slava and Drew also. I think Kopy, there’s two minutes on a power play, I think they’ve really struggled.”

On Dustin Penner’s performance:
“I think the line was really effective. I think Jeff and Tyler and Dustin were all effective.”

On the team’s two shots on goal in the third period:
“They just talked about that. Somebody just asked, Do you think they did a good job of shutting us down? I haven’t looked at the sheet. I’m sure you have. Look at who has the shots is probably going to show that some of our top guys didn’t.”

On ways to counter a penalty kill that blocks a lot of shots:
“I think we did a good job, as I said, Jeff’s group and Slava and Drew, quite honest, finding their way around it. I’m sure if we won tonight 3-2, you could ask Joel the same question. It’s not as easy as it looks from up there.”

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Alec martinez

#27 | 6′ 1″ | 210 lb | Age: 29

Born: July 26, 1987
Birthplace: Rochester Hills, MI, USA
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Martinez was drafted by the LA Kings in the 2007 Draft, while playing for Miami University. He has since become a two-time Stanley Cup champion and the 17th man in Stanley Cup playoff history to score the Cup-winning goal in overtime.

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Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

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.

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Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right

Bio

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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Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Toffoli is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward, drafted by the Kings in the second round of the 2010 Draft. Toffoli scored his first career NHL goal in his second game in a 4–0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes in 2013. He was also named the 2012–13 AHL All-Rookie Team.
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Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

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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Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

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

Bio

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.

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