January 24 practice quotes: Jonathan Quick
On playing an outdoor game in Southern California:
It will be something that many guys will never get to experience and it’ll be awesome. It’s awesome for the game. At the end of the day it’s two teams that are trying to get two points. We play two games and this is one of them. We know how tight it is in the standings and every point matters. Obviously it’s part of it, having to deal with all the stuff going around it. We’re going to deal with it – then as soon as we get in the locker room, it’s all about getting the win and moving on to the next game.
On if there are any safety concerns traveling to Sochi:
That’s next week. We’re playing a game tomorrow. The focus is tomorrow.
On being able to see the puck:
Normal as far as reading it – reading the puck and reading shots – it seemed normal.
On if there was any difference compared to a normal NHL arena:
The rink itself felt a little smaller. Obviously because of the warmth, you sweat pretty easily. Aside from that, it seems pretty normal.
On how many Dodger games he attends:
Not too many, to be honest. Usually when they’re playing I’m back home. I haven’t been to too many.
On if there any issues due to the lighting at Dodger Stadium:
No, not that I’ve noticed – I’m sure it will be a little different tomorrow at nighttime than it is still light out. It seemed normal today.
On the ice:
When you first got out there, it felt pretty quick actually and then as it kind of goes along it felt like it got a little sticky. It’s not easy building an outdoor rink in Southern California. I think that the guys that put it together did a great job for what they had to do.