November 25 postgame quotes: Ben Scrivens - LA Kings Insider

On how the team came back to win:
You always have to have that belief within the group that you can come back, no matter if it is by one or by five or however much it is. You always have to keep going. That is the reason you play a full 60 minutes, because you never really know. Obviously we got some big goals to force it into overtime. Anytime you can take it to overtime, you give yourself a chance obviously. A big goal by Kopi and we will take the two points. Now we have to focus on a tough San Jose team.

On the saves he made before the game tying goal:
It probably should not have been a scramble. I think I have to control that initial shot a little better, and then not throw it out into the slot and force myself to make a couple extra ones. All that stuff Billy and I will address in video and work on in practice. Fortunate that I could come up with a couple saves there and really the defense did a great job of boxing guys out on that play specifically. They were getting a couple whacks at it, but they didn’t have the time to pull it and put it up or anything like that. That is a good backcheck, picking up sticks in front and I have to do a little bit better controlling that initial rebound.

On the penalty kill:
You need your special teams to play well if you are going to have a chance to win all season long. It was a strong showing by a lot of guys on the PK. Robyn Regehr was probably the unsung hero today. [He] had a couple of huge blocked shots from Garrison who can really pump the puck, in the second period. I think you guys should mention Regehr in that one and how great he played on the PK.

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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.