Audio: Wednesday interview round-up, Lewis quotes - LA Kings Insider

There’s a quality assortment of Kings audio on the radio and the internet today, beginning with Nick Nickson’s appearance on Hockey This Morning:

Manchester color commentator Chris Ryan also recorded some audio from Monarchs alums Jake Muzzin, Trevor Lewis and Tanner Pearson:

Yesterday, Bob Miller was a guest on Hockey This Morning. Any time there’s an opportunity to listen to Bob, you take that opportunity. Here, he recaps Game 3, discusses Jonathan Quick and analyzes the vote for a hypothetical Conn Smythe Trophy. It’s great to hear Bob’s voice:

Some Trevor Lewis quotes that didn’t make it into any stories today:

On the challenge of maintaining a game-day routine before a potential Cup-clinching game:
You try not to think about it. We’ve got to come out and play like we’re down 0-3 instead of up 3-0. We know they’re going to be desperate tonight, so we have to match their desperation level and come out and play our hockey.

On the penalty kill:
I think we’ve got a lot of guys that can kill penalties on this team and it helps keeping everybody fresh out there. I think it starts with the faceoff. Trying to go in there kill about 10 seconds getting the clear. You can keep forcing them on the outside, force them to dump pucks and then have good recovery. Hopefully we keep going.

On whether he has enjoyed writing for
Yeah, it’s pretty fun. I’ve never really done it, so it’s alright. It’s good to go back and kind of share what we go through on a game day or whatever and thoughts after a game. It’s been fun.

On whether the grinding mentality is especially important in tonight’s game:
I think we’re a better team when we have four lines and six D and everyone is going and everyone is into the game. We have to make sure everyone is into it tonight and everyone is ready to go.

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.