May 3 postgame quotes: Drew Doughty - LA Kings Insider

On playing with five defensemen after Robyn Regehr left the game:
With five D, I think if you ask every single one of the defensemen today they like that better. Everyone is into the game. Everyone is playing probably over 20 minutes. Everyone is PK-ing. Some guys are playing their wrong sides. You’re just into the game. You don’t have to think too much ‘Am I going to be up or not?’ It’s just kind of rolling the lines, flowing it out and I thought we did a really good job.

On Alec Martinez’s save on Corey Perry in Overtime:
Oh, it was him that blocked it. That’s huge because Quickie was out. He wouldn’t have made the save. Good recognition by Marty to go down and just be desperate and do whatever it takes. [Reporter: That was a ball-hockey save.] Yeah, that’s where we all play goalie growing up at one point and he hasn’t forgot, I guess.

On the adjustments they need to make for Game 2:
We have to be better. I don’t think either team was very good in the first two periods tonight, a lot of sloppy work. The ice wasn’t great out there so the puck is just bouncing all over the place, couldn’t handle the thing at all. But I think both teams can be a lot better. The third and overtime is kind of more of the game I think both teams want to play. Going into the second game, I think fans are going to see a much tougher, harder fought battle.

On any challenges resetting after the San Jose series:
No. We were just ready to go. We just wanted to get here and get going. The good thing about not winning the series four games straight or anything like that was we didn’t have much time to reset and think about anything. We had one day off. You took that time to rest and then right back at it and we used that momentum to carry it over from the last series.

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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.