March 22 postgame quotes: Florida - LA Kings Insider

Roberto Luongo, on facing Los Angeles:
They’re a straight forward team, a big team, a physical team. They throw some big bodies in front of the net and bang away at rebounds and stuff like that, pretty much the same that I’ve seen in the past.

Luongo, on Jonathan Quick:
I mean he was on top of his game tonight. You could see that he was feeling it. I don’t know if we would have got a puck by him tonight. It was one of those nights where you can see that he sees everything. And the ones he doesn’t see, he finds a way to make the save. It would be a tough one either way.

Luongo, on playing in Staples Center:
They’re a good team, especially in their building. They’ve won a cup. They know what it takes to win. They’re a tough team to play against. You really have to grind it out and play a patient game against them if you want to squeak one out.

Peter Horachek, on getting off to a slow start:
I don’t necessarily think it was a slow start. It was mistakes that they got two goals. We out-chanced them tonight, 18-to-13. We had better chances. They just capitalized. They’re stronger in a lot of areas, in the grind areas, in the not fun areas. They’re a big, physical team. They play well, play strong and they have four strong lines. We’ve got to be better at, I think the mistakes that we made in our own zone and the way we handled those. We gave them two and we didn’t capitalize on any opportunities that we had.

Horachek, on Jonathan Quick’s save on Tomas Fleischmann:
Well that one and Bergenheim in the third period. There was a few of them there. Some opportunities, Fleischmann on the power play and you see Quick make the save again. That’s why he’s one of the best goalies in the league.

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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.