December 7 postgame quotes: New York - LA Kings Insider

Kyle Okposo, on trying to generate offense:
It was tough. It wasn’t an easy game to play in. Obviously they’re a really good hockey team for a reason. They all buy in and they all play the game the right way and played their systems well tonight I thought and we just had a tough time.

Okposo, on the game:
We played well for 30 minutes and then kind of sho0t ourselves in the foot a little bit, but we’re right in the game and that hasn’t been our problem lately. At the end of the day we have to find a way to win, because this is unacceptable.

Kevin Poulin, on Dustin Brown’s goal:
I didn’t anticipate anything. They did a great play and he was ready so he had easy access to a wrap around.

Jack Capuano, on the game:
To me, I know what our record is. It is what it is. It’s not like we’re getting dominated in these games. They scored on a one-on-four that we got beat and they scored on a wrap around and we had a chance shorthanded that hit a post. If we’re not going to score any goals it’s to be tough for us. I thought our penalty kill was excellent tonight, obviously. We played a team that’s used to having quite a few shots. We held them to under 25 and they probably had six or seven on their power play and we didn’t give any [—-] on our power play and that’s probably the difference in the game. That’s it in a nutshell.

Capuano, on Los Angeles:
Their top players were their top players tonight and that’s why they won the hockey game.

Capuano, on New York’s penalty kill:
We take a lot of confidence. We spent a lot of time here over the last month and a half or two, especially over the last week and I thought they did a good job against a real good team. Especially Voynov and Doughty and some of the D that are real active, Muzzin on the back end, and we gave them a few chances but not as much as we’ve given up in the last two weeks.

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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.