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.