June 7 postgame quotes: Williams, Quick - LA Kings Insider

Justin Williams, on how the strategy is affected by fatigue in overtime:
I mean, there’s no notebook, there’s no handbook for how to handle overtime. You either want to make the play, or you’re just out there filling space. We’ve got a team of guys who want to be the difference. In overtime you take short shifts, you do whatever you can to make sure you’re your best.

Williams, on holding a two-nothing series lead without having led at any point:
Well, it’s an interesting stat, but either way, at the end of the day we’re up two-nothing. I don’t care how we got there. It’s something we’re happy about, but a lot of ways to go.

Williams, on poor ice conditions:
Especially early, I think I missed a puck on breakaway. I’d like to blame the ice, but I think it might have been just me.

Jonathan Quick, on comebacks in Games 1 and 2:
I think the games are different. We were able to find away. We’ve been down this road before. We know the third one’s tougher than the second one, so we’re just going to regroup and get ready for the next one.

Quick, on whether he’s been in a position like Henrik Lundqvist, who felt he was interfered on Dwight King’s goal:
Yeah, I guess so. [Reporter: Do you think he had a right to be upset?] I don’t know. It’s 200 feet. Ask somebody that was closer.

Quick, on this being a “players kind of game” considering there have been a lot of pucks beating two good goalies:
Thanks. [Reporter: How tough is it out there for you guys?] Both teams, they’ve got guys that go to the net and create chances and stuff like that. It’s a playoff series. I think there have been some great saves on both sides. There have been some great goals on both sides. There have been hard working goals. There have been bad bounces. That’s in a playoff series. When you get to something like this, it’s not about statistics – it’s not about statistics any time of the year to be honest – but I think those are just kind of something that people that don’t really know the game, it gives them something to judge off of. You’re going to get those high scoring games, you’re going to get low scoring games. It’s a playoff series.

Quick, on leading the series two-nothing:
No, it’s zero-zero and we’re trying to win a game in a couple days here. Whatever the series, it doesn’t dictate how you play the game. You’re supposed to prepare and win one game at a time. It could easily be two-nothing the other way with the two overtime games. We’re just going to prepare to win a hockey game and we’ll try to do that.

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