March 10 postgame quotes: Anze Kopitar - LA Kings Insider

On Martin Jones’ performance:
He’s been really good for us. I guess coming down the stretch here, we’re going to need him to play like that. I don’t know how many games he’s going to get. But the ones he did get up through this game and the ones that he will get – as long as he plays like he did tonight I think we’ll be fine.

On what he remembers from Los Angeles’ nine-game win streak in 2009-10:
I don’t remember that pretty well, to be quite honest with you. I just said before, it’s nice to have the streak but at the end of the day it’s getting the two points. That’s all that counts right now.

On if things are beginning to feel similar to the year they won the Stanley Cup:
Yeah, I guess you can say that. But we were in a different position two years ago. I think we were just outside the playoffs two years ago. We’re a desperate hockey team and I think when we do play desperate – it’s not the reason not to play desperate right now because we want to be as high up [in the standings] as you can. You don’t want to come down the stretch with the last five games really deciding what you’re fate is going to be – just going about our business, playing our game and collecting two points.

On the victory:
I don’t think it was the prettiest game tonight, but again, at the end of the day we got it done. So that’s the most important thing. We certainly didn’t want to make it as interesting as we did in the end, but Jonesy was back there bailing us out pretty often. It was nice to see that.

On Martin Jones’ demeanor:
He’s not very antsy back there. He’s pretty calm and just goes about his business. It’s kind of like his personality really. He’s easy going. [Reporter: You’d never guess it was a big homecoming game for him.] I’m sure he knows this rink pretty well and he likes to play here obviously. I think it was a nice moment for him too.