November 30 postgame quotes: Darryl Sutter - LA Kings Insider

On whether the lack of scoring is due to a “lack of finish”:
Yep. Finish.

On Calgary’s game-winning goal:
You know what? That’s a bad play all the way around. That’s five guys, all the way around. I mean, the pucks behind their goalie with less than a minute left. Kinger should not chase behind. That’s a big point. You’ve got a point. You come back and get that. Kinger shouldn’t chase behind the net. Mike and Jeff can stay over top. Puck gets chipped into neutral. Robyn’s at the blue line, can make the play all the up. And then Cammalleri – Cammalleri’s a killer. Every game that Cammy plays in here is like a home game for him, and he did it again tonight. Out-battles Voynov, gets to the net.

On whether conceding a goal on a five-minute power play was a turning point:
Yeah, it is but it didn’t break anything. It’s not really a turning point when you come back. We made it 1-1.

On whether the team is ever guilty of playing to the level of the competition:
I don’t think so. I mean, otherwise, you’d be what the win-loss average in the league is.

On recording [19] giveaways:
I didn’t think we did.

On whether it’s good to return and play St. Louis on Monday:
You know what? We’ve got to find that energy again. I think we’ve played all those overtime games in a row, which adds a lot, and those two emotional games that we played. I think that was what we were lacking in our game tonight. [Reporter: Is that more mental fatigue or physical fatigue, playing all those overtime games?] I think both. We played four overtime games in a row.

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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.