Anze Kopitar, on the team’s mood:
We’re definitely disappointed in where we are in the standings right now, so I think these…four or five days, we’ve got to figure that out. It’s time to play desperate when we come back out of the break.
Kopitar, on the Kings’ inability to get a big penalty kill:
Yeah. I mean, we pride ourselves on a pride checking team, and penalty kill is right on top of that list. To give up two again tonight, it’s disappointing.
Kopitar, on the animosities late in the game:
Well, I mean, it’s to be expected, really. The games get heated and there’s some chippiness. I think we’re not showing that enough on our part.
Robyn Regehr, on factors in the loss:
We’ve got to do a better job in certain areas. Tonight, the penalty kill, you can’t afford to give up two power play goals against and really expect to win too many games, especially on the road. It’s a tough hole to dig yourself of when that happens.
Regehr, on whether anything intangible or emotional is missing:
You know, I think we can all just do a better job, whether it’s the guys who have to be physical are throwing more checks and being harder to play against, whether it’s the skill guys who need to hang on to pucks and take pucks to the net and score big goals, or the penalty kill that has to kill a big penalty or two, a power play – it’s all part of the game, and I think we can improve in all those areas. I don’t think there’s anything that we can look in the mirror and say that ‘we’re doing a great job in this area.’ It all can use improvement.
Regehr, on the animosities late in the game:
It’s just division teams going at it. I think if you’d probably look at what happened in front of the net, [Burns] probably deserved a double minor for what he was doing there.