December 11 postgame quotes: Drew Doughty - LA Kings Insider

On if anything has changed since Jonathan Quick got hurt:
No. We have confidence in every single player that’s in this organization. Even though it’s hard to fill Quickie’s shoes, these guys have done an unbelievable job at it. It’s great. Both Scrivvy and Jonesy have played stellar for us. We pride ourselves on a good defensive game, we’d like to score a little more offensively, but defense is always first on our minds. We’re the hardest working team defensively, that’s why we don’t give up much.

On Toronto’s offense:
That top line’s a really good line. They create a lot of chances. Besides them, I thought we shut down the other lines pretty well. But that top line did a lot of damage to us, got some good scoring chances. The next time we play them, we’re definitely going to have to pay a little more attention to them.

On the two-on-one opportunity that was blown dead:
I was in shock. I didn’t know the whistle went. I let Slava know he screwed me out of a goal.

On how Los Angeles played:
We didn’t play too well at all. It was probably one of our worst games in a while. We’re happy we got the two points, bottom line. We have the day off tomorrow, get some rest, get back to work.

On his power play goal:
I was going to make the seam pass to Carts and that kind of drew the penalty killer into the middle more which gave me the lane. Toff was in front with a great screen and that hole was huge for me so I threw it up top there.

On scoring a goal in Toronto:
I love it. It’s the team I grew up watching. It wasn’t my favorite team, but it was the team I would always watch when I was growing up. To score here, I had tons of friends and family here so it was good to score in front of them too.

On the start to Martin Jones’ career:
I am sure he didn’t expect to start it this way, that’s for sure. He’s playing unbelievable. He’s playing just good as Quickie does the job. He’s playing great, I don’t even know what to say about it. We have all the confidence in him too. He’s just making huge saves at big times and he’s a great guy too. Great kid and we love having him on the team.

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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.