March 13 postgame quotes: Toronto - LA Kings Insider

Carlyle, on coming out of California with four out of a possible six points:
I guess, for us, we need every point that we can possibly get, and we’re in desperation mode, as every team is. We just found a way to gut it out, Dion got us a power play goal, and then we started to skate. When we skate, we can be a dangerous hockey club. You know they’re going to come after you in the third, in their building. We kind of sat back, then Mason Raymond got the big shorthanded goal for us, obviously the winner, and our goaltender Reimer, replacing Bernier, shut the door. It was a big night for our goaltender.

Carlyle, on Jonathan Bernier’s status:
Lower body injury.

Carlyle, on when he found out about Bernier:
Well he was a little sore before the game, and I said ‘if you can’t go, let us know’. After the first period, he didn’t think he was going to be able to give us what we needed and we made the decision to go with Reimer.

Carlyle, on “head injury” protocol:
Well I don’t think he actually got kicked in the head. If you really look at the replay, it didn’t really strike him in the head, it hit him more in the shoulder area.

James Reimer, on being prepared:
I always try and prepare like you’re going to play, so that’s the key. Obviously it takes a little more work in the morning, but coming into a game you keep your routine the same. I got the nod to go in, and you just try and make your first save and go from there.

Reimer, on when he found out he was replacing Bernier:
During the first intermission I got the nod and was told I was going in so I got prepared and got out of here with a win.

Reimer, on what happened during Stoll collision:
I’m not really quite sure. I just know he chipped the puck into open space, and I thought I had an opportunity at it, it probably wasn’t a very good choice but I went for it to try and shoot it away and dove for it and I guess his knee or his skate hit my head and just kind of rang my bell, that’s all.

Carl Gunnarsson, on what they’ve accomplished on the road trip and tonight:
It’s been up and down. First in Anaheim we had a really good game, then a setback in San Jose, but we bounced back tonight and I think we had a good one here.

Gunnarsson, on confidence in Reimer:
Every time he’s been in I think he’s been great, despite six goals in San Jose, but there was nothing he could do about it, it was more of a team thing; the team was bad and didn’t help him out. We have tons of confidence in him, and he showed tonight that he’s a good goalie, great goalie and he keeps us in the games when needed.

Gunnarsson, on having two good goalies:
It’s unbelievable. And fortunate enough, we didn’t have to have a third one here. Hopefully Bernier’s back soon, and Reimer stays healthy.

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