January 18 morning skate Quotes: Dwight King
Dwight King spoke with LA Kings Insider following an optional morning skate at Joe Louis Arena on Saturday.
On Los Angeles’ recent penalty kill streak:
I think our up-ice pressure has been pretty good when we’re effective up-ice. It seems that when teams even get the zone, they have less time to set up their routes and routines. As long as we keep doing that I think it eliminates the time and space for opposing players.
On being reunited with Jarret Stoll and Trevor Lewis:
Obviously, we’re familiar with each other. We’ve had success playing with each other and going back there is obviously a familiar feeling and a comfortable feeling playing with them. You know their game. You know it’s a hard-working, energy game, which is what we can all do very well. It’s good that I guess we can roll three solid lines – four lines I should say in the meantime – which is nice when you’re on the road.
On the Detroit Red Wings:
They play a pretty skilled game. Obviously, they’re very effective with their sticks. They’re not overly big in size, so they use their sticks and their speed to their advantage. You play a team like that, you have to make sure you stick to your own guns or else you could get caught up in a skill game, which they’re used to.