November 21 postgame quotes: Ben Scrivens - LA Kings Insider

On the overtime loss to New Jersey:
I thought we played pretty well. We generated our fair share of chances. Ran into a hot goalie. Schneider played a great one tonight. Sometimes you get the bounces. We’ve been getting bounces going our way the last few games. Just couldn’t get enough to go for us, but we’ve got to take as many positives as we can, and make sure that this is a one-time thing. I’m happy with the effort, but not the result.

On any extra pressure knowing the Kings were heavily out-chancing the Devils:
You try not to put any more pressure on yourself than what’s already there. It’s the same approach. You guys love the question, ‘Do you guys need a bunch of shots to get into it early,’ but this is one of those games where it doesn’t happen. You can’t put yourself behind the eight ball and use a few number of shots as an excuse. They generated some flurries. They just didn’t get the puck on net. They had some action in our zone, but I’ve got to find a way to come up with two more saves here.

On the positives to take from the game:
I’m not an X-and-O’s guy. I’ll leave that up to the coaching staff to make sure that we see the right things and get our head geared towards the next game. ‘Effort’ is the easiest one to see, so I thought our effort was good.

On whether he is aware when specific players, such as Jaromir Jagr, are on the ice:
I mean, I don’t stare at their bench and watch who hops every time. You have a general understanding. You try and play every guy honestly. It’s not like you change your pattern or your setup all that much depending on who’s coming down on you. You try and play it as honestly as possible and give yourself as many chances to make saves as you can.

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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


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