Trevor Lewis on his recent play, and some bonus audio - LA Kings Insider

On what has spurred his recent play:
I think maybe a little consistency of getting to know how to play with each other and chemistry. I think that definitely helps. I think maybe after that Olympic break, we kind of got refreshed and kind of hungry to come back and play again, just because we both knew that we weren’t having our best years. I think we kind of needed that break mentally and to let some of the frustration go and just come back and play.

On the addition of Mike Richards to his line:
I think with Richie, he’s such a smart player that he can really find you anywhere. I think with me and Cliffy, we both work hard, and we’ve got to get the pucks and get him the puck, and then try to find a way to get to the net or get open. I think he was really good at that, and he helped us out a lot.

On his goal against Florida:
I just remember giving the pass to Kopi, and then I saw him give it back to Mitchie, and Cliffy was in front. I just kind of went to the net. I think Cliffy even blocked the shot, but luckily it sat right there, and I just banged it home.

On any recent extra emphasis on driving to the net:
I think it’s always one of our emphases. I think maybe we just executed it a little better last game. I think we’ve got to continue to even get better at it, too.

BONUS AUDIO: Justin Williams, on playing in Philadelphia:

MORE BONUS AUDIO: The Manchester Monarchs posted it, so why not link to it?

Manchester defeated Hershey 2-1 this afternoon and remained six points up on second-place St. John’s. The Monarchs have nine games remaining; St. John’s has 11.

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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left


Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.

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.

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.