March 6 postgame quotes: Drew Doughty - LA Kings Insider

On drawing the ire of the Jets and Jets fans:
I don’t know. It doesn’t bother me. I drew a couple penalties in that game, and I think that kind of frustrated them. Yeah, whatever. They boo me, it doesn’t matter.

On the six game winning streak:
We feel great. We’re really confident right now. When our team’s playing confident and with a swag, we’re a pretty good team. We believe in each other. We believe in ourselves, and right now we’re rolling, and we need to keep rolling. We need to be winning all our games going into playoffs. We’ve got to make playoffs first off. But this is the exact route we want to be going in. We need to continue it.

On whether Thursday’s game had a playoff-style intensity:
Yeah, I felt we played a pretty good playoff-style game. We were hungry. We doubled ‘em in shots. We didn’t give them much. The chances they did get weren’t very high-scoring opportunities. At the same time, we could’ve scored a lot more goals. So, yeah, we played with a playoff mentality. We played hard. We finished our checks and took their big players out of the game.

On how the Kings found their rhythm after an even 10 minutes:
Every time I’ve played here so far, the Jets come out really hard. They always dominate the first 10 minutes. We wanted to kind of give it back to them today and not let them do it to us. They did do it, but after that, we stayed positive. We came back. They kind of took their foot off the gas a little bit, and we put ours down on it. I thought we did a great job. To be able to weather the storm like that, just for a few minutes and then give it right back to them and not give them a chance to get back in the game for the rest of the game was a great job.

On Marian Gaborik:
He’s going to be a big help to our team on the power play. Offensively, he’s so fast. HE’s got an unbelievable shot. Now Kopi has a left winger that is a total threat at all times. When you put two really good forwards like Williams and Gaborik with Kopi, they’re going to be a dominant line. So he looks unbelievable for us. He’s played in a defensive system in Minnesota back in the day, so he knows exactly how to do it here, too.

On Mike Richards skating with Jeff Carter again:
Those two kind of are used to playing with each other…so I think now that Mike is regenerated and…back with Cartsy, he’s back to himself, and I think he’s happy again, and he’s playing well for the last games after the Olympics.

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Jake Muzzin

#6 | 6′ 3″ | 216 lb | Age: 27

Born: Feb 21, 1989
Birthplace: Woodstock, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Left


Muzzin was drafted in 2007 by the Pittsburgh Penguins, before signing to the Kings in 2010. He has since become the first Woodstock, Ontario professional athlete to win a major sports trophy.

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.

Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Toffoli is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward, drafted by the Kings in the second round of the 2010 Draft. Toffoli scored his first career NHL goal in his second game in a 4–0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes in 2013. He was also named the 2012–13 AHL All-Rookie Team.

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.