On whether the story of the game was the Kings’ inability to take advantage of opportunities through penalty kills and big goals:
Well, when you only score one, that’s not really not scoring a big goal. I think that they responded to a coach’s challenge publicly the first period, and we got out one-nothing, out of the period, and we tied it in the second. We had to win the third.
On whether he’s encouraged by Jonathan Quick’s three strong performances in a row:
Jonathan’s a great goalie…so that’s not ‘encouraging.’ Jonathan’s a great goalie, and that’s what we expect, and that’s what normally we get.
On three Drew Doughty minors leading to power play goals over the last two games:
Well, obviously you can’t have one of your best players in the penalty box, and that’s going to happen. There’s nobody that goes penalty-free, but when one of your best players is in the penalty box, in particular a guy that you use a lot killing penalties, I guess when it happens in successive games, then it’s an issue.
On whether the All-Star Break is coming at the right time:
Well, we’ve got some guys who’ve got to heal up, whether that’s enough time or not, and guys who didn’t play tonight, not guys who did. So hopefully that’ll help Tyler. I think that other than that, everybody gets the same break. It’s not an advantage to anybody. Everybody gets the same break.