October 26 postgame quotes: Columbus - LA Kings Insider

Todd Richards, on Nick Foligno’s status after leaving the game on a stretcher:
I’ve yet to talk to [trainer Mike] Vogt, but my understanding is he’s alert and he’ll be traveling back with us. So that’s good.

Richards, on whether Foligno’s injury had an impact on the team:
You’re more concerned about your teammate and obviously the person and the game becomes secondary.

Richards, on whether he was satisfied with his team’s start to the game:
For a good part of the game we were competing, we were working hard and doing a lot of good things. It was just a couple plays where we just shut down for just moments and the moments the puck ended up in the back of our net. [Reporter: Was it your team shutting down or was it Jonathan Quick?] Quick was good. I’m more talking about the goals we gave up in our own zone. Those are the things we have to eliminate. I thought the guys were focused. I thought there was a compete in them and we were skating. We’re competing with the defending Stanley Cup champions. But then all the work goes out the window when you give up the ones where I think if there is a little bit more focus we’ll solve those.

Mark Letestu, on whether he is happy with their performance:
I thought we played a pretty solid game. They’re a good team. They’ve won a Stanley Cup two out of three years for a reason. We didn’t give them a lot opportunities, but when they got them they buried [them]. They probably stuck to their game longer than we stuck to ours. We deviated at times, but I thought for the most part we worked hard. And they just found the back of the net more than we did.

Letestu, on Nick Foligno’s injury:
Everybody loves Nick in this room. To see him go down and not move, it’s a scary sight for anybody. The circumstances of the play, it’s a total freak thing. It’s just unfortunate. He probably didn’t even see it coming. It’s hard to see any teammate go down. But like I said, the guys love Nick and to see him down I’m sure it was going through everyone’s mind.

Ryan Johansen, on Nick Foligno’s injury:
You don’t like to see anybody be put in that situation. A scary moment, but just talking to their trainers it sounds like everything is so far so good. All the best for him right now.

Johansen, on whether they were frustrated by Jonathan Quick:
Oh, of course. Like my breakaway opportunity, I could’ve buried that one for the guys. There were a few chances Mark [Letestu’s] there at the end where he made a big save. He played well for them tonight.