November 27 morning skate quotes: Robyn Regehr - LA Kings Insider

On how he feels after blocking shots against Vancouver:
[It’s] not too bad. A little bit sore the next day, but you just have to take care of yourself with lots of ice. We have a good training staff here. It feels pretty decent this morning and [I’ll] get ready to go again for tonight.

On the shot blocking mentality on the penalty kill against Vancouver:
We do a pretty in-depth pre-scout on a team and go through all the video on the different formations and scenarios that we might see that night. We know what’s coming. We know that they are trying to load a one-time shot and Garrison is their shooter. So you’ve just got to get out there and get in the lane. You want to get in the lane so you try to make them not take the shot. But if they are going to do it, you have to make sure you are there and get a body on it.

On the penalty kill:
Our penalty kill has been a little bit streaky this year. It started really strong at the start of the year. Then we went through – I don’t know how many games there were – it was very weak. We were making lots of mistakes on it and allowing way too many goals. We actually looked at all the top teams – I believe it was the top three or four teams in the league – what they were doing on the penalty kill at that time and looked at the little details of that. That’s what really makes a kill come together, everyone doing those small little things out there. Whether it’s always facing the puck, stopping and starting, straight lines, where your sticks are, when you get the puck on your stick, getting it all the way down the entire length of the ice or getting it to someone that can get it down, all those little things add up and they make for a very strong penalty kill. Those are the things we talked about. And then we were able to come out of that and break that funk that we were in and have another strong little period here. Now we need to continue that, have consistency. That’s what we are working towards right now.

On the fathers’ trip:
The fathers? Three, I believe. I also had one where it was a parent one where you could bring your mother or your father and we had a majority of mothers on that trip when I was in Buffalo. It was nice because I think they deserve to come on a trip, just like the dads do. They both sacrificed equal amounts of time and finances and all kinds of stuff when we were younger to put us through minor hockey, and to drive us to the different tournaments going on, and to fundraise for the teams and all that kind of stuff. So it’s really great that we can bring them along now that we’re a part of the National Hockey League. It’s a real big highlight for them, I think the highlight of the entire year for a lot of them. And you can see it, how excited they are.

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#6 | 6′ 3″ | 216 lb | Age: 27

Born: Feb 21, 1989
Birthplace: Woodstock, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Left


Muzzin was drafted in 2007 by the Pittsburgh Penguins, before signing to the Kings in 2010. He has since become the first Woodstock, Ontario professional athlete to win a major sports trophy.

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#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left


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Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right


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#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


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Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


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Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
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Handedness: Left


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