January 16, 2014 8:40 pm

January 16 postgame quotes: Jarret Stoll

On Trevor Lewis scoring twice:
It’s great. You should’ve seen our bench when we came back. Kinger knew he didn’t kick that one in, so we knew our second one was Lewie’s. It’s great. He works so hard. He does a lot of the details within our game, within our system. A lot of stuff doesn’t get noticed when you’re writing articles or seeing highlights on TV, but for a teammate, for how he works, he’s a great teammate, so it was good to see him be rewarded.

On aspects of the Kings’ game that neutralizes the Blues:
We’re just a good checking team with great goaltending, and we needed big saves. We had a couple big saves out there again tonight, and in key times of the game, too. It’s a tie game, Quickie makes a couple big saves, and that could go the other way, too. We found a way to score some goals tonight. We had been struggling to do that, obviously. We had some big penalty kills again. We’re just a good checking team. We’ve always been that way the last four or five years. We continued to do that. We know that we’ve got to pick up our offensive side of the game, but as long as we have that stable system defensively, everybody buying in, nobody taking loops, nobody cheating offensively, we’ll always have that game.

On Jonathan Quick’s return:
Yeah, it’s great. He’s been back in for a week now, and it’s great to have him back here. All of our goalies have been playing well this year, so it’s no different, but Quickie’s great.

On whether this year’s St. Louis team is different than previous teams:
No.

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