Alec Martinez, on the importance of establishing a lead against St. Louis:
It was crucial. Obviously they have a really good hockey club in St. Louis and we’ve had quite a few battles with them over the past few years in the playoffs and in season. Especially at home, you want to make sure you’re really getting those points at home when you have the opportunity. We had a good start and I think that was a big part of the reason why we won the game.

Martinez, on the compete level against St. Louis:
Obviously you are happy to get the win, but I think we can tighten things up a little bit. I think that it’s no secret we got a little sloppy there and fortunately we were still able to come out on top, but we have to tighten things up and take a good focus on our game and regroup here and be ready for Anaheim.

Martinez, on what has led to the one-sided results in the St. Louis rivalry:
To be quite honest with you, I don’t know. It’s always been a real physical battle with them. It’s no secret that we’re both similar teams in terms of, they forecheck really had and they’re really physical and that’s we pride ourselves on. I don’t really know what it is, but I am glad that it’s this way and not the other. They’re a good hockey club. I think that we rise to the occasion and met the challenge of the St. Louis Blues and we just have to keep it going.

Martinez, on Anaheim:
They obviously have a lot of depth. They’ve got a high powered offense. There’s a reason why they’re sitting at the top of the league right now. They play physical, they have a lot of big guys up front too. We have to focus on making quick decisions down low as a D-man getting it in the forwards hands and letting them go to work. They have a good hockey club in Anaheim and we have to meet the challenge.

Martinez, on Dustin Penner:
He’s a good hockey player. He’s a big guy. He can protect the puck. He’s got good hands for how big he is and a good shot. He’s playing on that top line with Getzlaf and Perry and all of three of them are really good hockey players, probably one of the best lines in the league. Again, we have to be ready for them and meet the challenge.

Martinez, on if it will be strange playing a regular season game against Penner:
Not really. Once you get out there, he’s a Duck and that kind of thing doesn’t matter. I have played against guys that I’ve played with before, so it’s no different. Like what Darryl says, there are no friends out there.

Martin Jones, on the possibility of making his first NHL start:
It’d be exciting. I feel like I’ve had a couple good weeks of practice here and whenever I’m called upon I’m going to be ready to go. It’s exciting for sure.

Jones, on working with Ben Scrivens:
It’s been great. Scrivs is a great guy and he’s a good teammate, helping me out with little things here and there. Just watching those guys-the way the practice, the detail in their game-you pick up a lot for sure.

Jones, on what he has seen from Anaheim:
Obviously they’re right at the top of the standings. They have a really good team. A lot of big, strong forwards with skill, so we have to make sure we do a good job in our own end, down low containing those guys and turning that into offense.

Jones, on what he has been working on with Bill Ranford:
Nothing specific, I don’t think, just little things – getting up to speed with the game and the pace and the shots. I felt good with it the last couple weeks so we’ll see what happens.

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Alec martinez

#27 | 6′ 1″ | 210 lb | Age: 29

Born: July 26, 1987
Birthplace: Rochester Hills, MI, USA
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Martinez was drafted by the LA Kings in the 2007 Draft, while playing for Miami University. He has since become a two-time Stanley Cup champion and the 17th man in Stanley Cup playoff history to score the Cup-winning goal in overtime.

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Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

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

Bio

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.

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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

Bio

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.

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Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

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

Bio

Toffoli is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward, drafted by the Kings in the second round of the 2010 Draft. Toffoli scored his first career NHL goal in his second game in a 4–0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes in 2013. He was also named the 2012–13 AHL All-Rookie Team.
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Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

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

Bio

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.

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Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

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

Bio

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.

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