October 16 postgame quotes: Stoll, Carter - LA Kings Insider

Jarret Stoll, on Jonathan Quick’s performance:
He was Jonathan Quick tonight, keeping us in it. Giving us a chance to win – that’s what all good goalies do. All good goalies do that, and he does that a lot for us, and tonight was one of those nights.

Stoll, on being heavily outshot in the 1-0 win:
Quickie doing his thing, and we need him some nights. Maybe we didn’t have our best game tonight as a group, as a team, but we had a great goaltender and he kept us in it when he needed to, and we got that shootout goal by Carts.

Stoll, on Quick tying Rogie Vachon’s shutout record:
What a game to do it in, too, the way he played. Getting a win like that, we were all hooting and hollering for him when he came in the room. It’s a great feeling for him, I’m sure, and for us, too, because we want him to do well. We know how good a goalie he really is. To be honest, he should have that record…in our minds.

Stoll, on having an early season rivalry game:
I think this exactly the type of game we expected. Two pretty similar teams in a lot of aspects, so we expected them to come in – they had some days off, they were pretty fresh, they only played two games to date. So we expected that, and we could’ve done a little bit better of a job of handling that, the forecheck pressure. But, then again, we came away with the win, found a way to get the two points.

Stoll, on Jeff Carter’s “rocket” in the shootout:
I know. I told him, ‘Skate fast, shoot even harder and get a win.’

Jeff Carter, on his game-winning shootout goal:
We tried him enough times on the glove side, and he was on it tonight. Just tried to step into one.

Carter, on Jonathan Quick’s performance:
He’s done that the last two games for us. Maybe the score didn’t really show it last game, but he made some big saves for us, and there was a time where we got a little fancy and were turning pucks over, and he had to close it down for us. He’s been great for us. That’s the Quick we know. That’s what we expect from him…we need to give him a little help, though.

Carter, on being outshot heavily in the win:
I don’t know about that shot clock. I watched it a bit there. We didn’t move from 10 for a while.

Carter, on Quick tying Rogie Vachon:
Yeah, it’s great. I wish he did it last game and he could’ve broken the record tonight, but that’s great. That’s a great accomplishment for him. Obviously there are going to be many more, I’m sure. We know what Quickie brings to this team. He deserves it.

Carter, on banking points early on in the season:
I mean, any time in here, you look at the conference now and there really aren’t any nights off. It’s a battle every night. The teams we’re playing, there are going to be hard games. They’re going to be grind-‘em-out like this. We’ll see another one on Sunday, so any time we can get one, two points, we’ll take it.

Carter, on having a four-games-in-six-nights stretch early in the season:
I think I’d rather do what we did at the start of the year rather than play two games in a week and a half like some of these teams. You get right into it. You can play all the preseason games you want, but usually – it’s probably not the right thing to say – but it takes a couple games to get going. It’s kind of nice to get thrown into a four-in-six. To have a tough one tonight, we had to really battle and dig down, I think it’s a good step for us.

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