October 7 postgame quotes: Williams, Brown - LA Kings Insider

Justin Williams, on the loss:
Lousy, dispirited, soft game by us, which is ugly and unacceptable, especially at home.

Williams, on whether the uneven play is a byproduct of early season hockey:
There’s no excuses. You can search for them all you want. There’s no excuses. Ourselves as a line, we have to produce. We haven’t done so, and we got outplayed, and we have to take that accountability ourselves. Myself – I need to be better. I’m counted on to score goals, and we haven’t scored near as many, nor produced as many, quality scoring chances as we should five-on-five.

Williams, on strong possession early prior to the first New York goal:
The thing is you can’t go in spurts. You need to sustain your game through the whole game. We had far too many ups and downs, far too many odd-man rushes, far too many turnovers. That’s certainly not our M.O. That’s not what we we’ve worked the last few years to be reputed by. We need to get back to it.

Williams, on the top line’s lack of production despite having played extensively together:
It’s nothing. You can search for any excuses you want. But our five-on-five scoring needs to improve. You can’t just rely on a power play. You need to get dirty, and we have not done that yet to a man, and it certainly starts at the top.

Dustin Brown, on ways to minimize turnovers:
You’ve got to just make the right play. When it comes to turnovers and that sort of thing, or on the blues, it’s about making the right play every time, and we had too many turnovers. When we got the puck deep, there were a few times when we got it deep, and we had good forechecks, and it just wasn’t consistent enough.

Brown, on the evolution of the game following strong possession early:
I thought our first was good. It was just the energy in the second dipped. For us to be successful, we have to have a high energy. From top to bottom, we didn’t have it.

Brown, on whether he was bothered by the fans’ “razz cheer” of Jonathan Quick:
I mean, fans can cheer however they want. I think the most important thing is Quickie knows we have his back in here. For every one of those goals in, he stops about 75 that he shouldn’t. I’ve always said it’s about the guys in this room picking each other up. For how many times he picked us up, it’s unfortunate we couldn’t do that for him tonight.

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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.