October 30 postgame quotes: Alec Martinez - LA Kings Insider

On Pittsburgh’s special teams play:
I think they’ve got the best power play in the league. We can’t take penalties against these guys and obviously give them the opportunity to go up a man. Obviously that really works a few guys on the PK. It gets us out of our rhythm. Obviously we can’t do that.

On Pittsburgh’s penalty killing:
I think we have to take more of a focus on getting shots. I don’t think we’ve kind of gotten away from that in the past couple of games and its’ a tough thing to do these days. Teams are really trying to get big blocks and we’ve just got to work around it and make quick decisions and get the puck through.

On Marc-Andre Fleury:
He’s a really good goaltender. I thought we had some good opportunities. He came up with some big saves. They played well tonight.

On his adjustment to being paired with Robyn Regehr:
As a hockey player, you’ve got to be able to play both sides. Throughout the year, it’s no different than last year or the year prior or next year. Things are going to happen and I pride myself in being able to play both sides. Robyn has been awesome. He’s a great player. He’s really easy to play with. He’s helped me both on and off the ice. He’s a good leader. He’s been good.

On whether it is frustrating that a defenseman has yet to score a goal this season:
I kind of touched on it on the power play stuff, but I think that applies to five-on-five too. We’ve got to get more shots through. The D, we’ve got to contribute offensively too and start scoring some goals. That’s obviously something we’ve talked about. I think you’ve just got to keep shooting the puck.

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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left


Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.

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.

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.