November 7 Postgame Quotes: Buffalo
Steve Ott on how his team played:
I think 5-on-5, I thought we were very solid. Correct me if I’m wrong but I believe we out-chanced them for sure in the 5-on-5 department of things. Obviously they got two big power play goals that kind of gave them the lead. They hung on to it. They are a good veteran club that is used to playing in those types of situations. But credit wise for the boys, I like their effort tonight. We need to continue to play like this to show some progress.
On the Kings power play goals:
One I think was a 4-on-3. Kopitar got a piece of it and kind of fluttered it in the net and the other one was a nice tip by Richards, I believe, in front of the net. That’s the difference. Their power play beat our penalty kill tonight, but 5-on-5 I liked our play but we didn’t get the job done.
On the Kings defense:
Their D-core is strong. They got some big boys out there, big shut down guys. We obviously gave one, Robyn Regehr, over to them. We knew what to expect. That it was going to be a heavy game. They finish every check out there and it was a good compete game. Obviously it’s not the result, since we are result oriented here, but we need to play like the last two games the rest of the season. Continue to go forward day-by-day, you have to compete for our team to have any chance.
Ron Rolston on his team taking penalties:
I thought we played well at times in the game, but obviously we put them on the power play too much tonight.
On the Kings power play:
They have been together for a long time so they have continuity in their power play. It’s a 1-0 game, we’re on the power play and two minutes later they have a 5-on-3. So that’s not a real good recipe if you want to have a successful night. We give them a 5-on-3 and then their up 2-0 on you.
On how his club started the game:
We played well in the first period. We had some good chances to probably get up 2-0. We had some real good looks in front of their goal but we didn’t finish on them. They ended up finishing later in the period on the power play to make it 1-0 coming out of the first period. But again, two special teams goals.