On playing on a line with Justin Williams and Jarret Stoll:
It’s just a good dynamic. Stolly’s always real good on the forecheck. My goal was a result of a good dump. We kind of complement each other. Me and Stick have always kind of had that with Kopi in the middle. I think what happens when Kopi isn’t with us, it becomes more of a puck possession game for me. It gets me down low a lot more as opposed to when I play with Kopi and Stick it’s generally I get in front of the net and try to create havoc for those two. With Stolly he’s that high guy in the slot and he can really shoot it from high and Stick has the low game and I’m the mix.
On L.A.’s puck possession game improving as the game progressed:
I think that’s just the M.O. of our team, just sticking with it. I would imagine we aren’t an easy team to play against. I think that kind of wore on – we got more physical as the game went on. We just needed to be sharper and more of that in the early part of the game.
On Martin Jones:
It’s awesome to see both Scivy and Joner come in and play as well as they have. They made big saves when we’ve needed them to. The other side of that is our other guys stepping up with blocked shots. Ever since Quickie went down, Drew has really been good on the defensive side of the puck. He’s really elevated his game.
On Anze Kopitar’s goal:
I think they caught them on a change and Kopi is a world class player and made a world class move and shot. That shot is not an easy shot to pull off going back against the grain like that, but that’s why he’s Kopi.
On the team’s top players:
We have a lot of guys who do the right thing. Our best player is our best player. Our two best players are both offensively and defensively really sound in Kopi and Dewey. Kopi, if he wanted to cut corners could be probably a 95, 90, 100 point guy, but he plays the game the right way and he’s 80 to whatever. I don’t even know what he gets, around 80 points a year. That’s what makes us successful as a team. We have guys that play the game the right way.