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October 27, 2013 10:32 pm

October 27 postgame quotes: Anze Kopitar

On Richard Bachman having success against Los Angeles:
He has, and maybe it is not enough bodies in front, but we had some good chances…talking about not having bodies, we had our goal disallowed because we had goalie interference. So I don’t know if that’s the case. You’ve got to keep on plugging away. That’s what it is. Last game, we scored four in the first, and tonight we just couldn’t do it. But we can’t get frustrated. You’ve just got to keep on going, keep on going, and eventually they’re going to go in. Having 48 shots, that means we were doing something right. I mean, we were there. I’m sure if we have games where we have 48 shots, most of the time it will be a good chance to win. {Reporter: And each game is not going to follow the same script, anyway.] Exactly, and you can’t expect it to have four goal periods all the time. It’s nice to get it once in a while. You want to do it as much as you can, but it’s just not going to happen.

On what has allowed the Kings to dominate territorially in overtime this season:
I think the most important is really winning the faceoffs, and not throwing the puck away if we don’t need to. There’s a lot of room out there. Five-on-five, you usually dump the puck in. Here, you can almost turn back and recreate breakouts, regroups, whatever you want to call it. I think if you do that, eventually you get a good entry in there, and like I’ve said before, you just don’t throw pucks away for no reason.

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