November 6 postgame quotes: New York - LA Kings Insider

Jack Capuano, on the victory:
I think it was one of the best games we’ve played all year. We managed the puck. We just, as I told the guys, I thought we executed every aspect of the game and I thought our penalty kill was real good tonight. I mean your goaltender is going to be your best penalty killer, and I thought Chad made some big saves.

Capuano, on how the team responded to Dwight King’s goal:
There the type of team, and it’s a fluky goal, but it’s a great goal for me because they get bodies and they just throw pucks to the net. You’ve got to learn from that. We responded and we knew it was going to be a battle in here tonight. It’s a big, physical team and I thought we responded. The one thing I really liked about our team tonight is we used our speed. That’s what we talked about, we transitioned the puck really well.

Travis Hamonic, on how the team responded to Dwight King’s goal in the first period:
They came pretty hard there in the first 10 minutes and they get a lucky bounce. I thought we did a really good job of settling down and we weathered the storm there for the most part. A shinny bounce and that happens, but I thought we did a really good job in the second period pushing back. It just seemed like that first period was so fast. I don’t think there was a whistle until like six minutes left in the period and there was only two or three whistles that period. It was a fast period. I think once the second came, we got our feet under us a little bit and I think we started to generate more chances and I think tried to wear them down a little bit.

Kyle Okposo, on whether the identity of their team came through in the win:
I’ve said it all year, we’re not the same team. We went on a three-game skid and everybody wanted to hit the panic button. But in here we didn’t because we know what kind of team we have and we know we’re a good hockey club. We’re still going to get better. We’re still not there yet. We have a lot of things we can improve on, but I thought we did a great job tonight and the penalty kill definitely took a step in the right direction. They were huge for us.

Chad Johnson, on the win:
It was a good game. It was a pretty fast paced game there and I thought we played a great game. I thought we battled the whole night, blocked a lot of shots, and really stuck together, especially when they put the pressure to us a little bit. I think just to see our identity sort of come through there a little bit, and sort of fight through some adversity with killing penalties and getting those taken care of. It was a good game.

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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.