February 18 postgame quotes: Quick, Toffoli - LA Kings Insider

Jonathan Quick, on what has stood out during the six-game winning streak:
I don’t know. Nothing in particular, you know? I was asked the same question after the last win. I think we prepare the same way. Nothing that sticks out in particular.

Quick, on whether there’s any different feeling after a 42-save performance:
No. It’s two points, you know? You either feel good because you got two points, or you don’t.

Quick, on the penalty killing:
We got some clears when we needed it. I think the first period, we did spend two minutes in the zone, but (got) a lot of blocked shots, clearing out rebounds, things like that. The usual things that you need for your PK to be successful.

Quick, on whether he’s excited to play in front of 70,000 fans on Saturday:
You’re playing for two points. I think we’re tied with them right now in the standings. That’s the only thing you’re excited about. It’s going to be a playoff-type game. We know we’re fighting for a spot. That’s the only excitement. All that other stuff is for the fans. That’s not really for us.

Tyler Toffoli, on his goal:
It was a line change, and Lewie had it coming through the neutral zone. I just picked up a little speed and he made a nice little chip, and I don’t think the D thought it was going to land there. I thought it was going to go deep, and I kind of snuck behind him.

Toffoli, on the importance of balanced scoring and unsung contributions:

It’s huge to have everybody playing well and everybody scoring. I think you look at the last game, Kopi with a huge goal, and we’re just finding ways to get goals at the right time.

Toffoli, on Jonathan Quick’s performance:
Yeah, Quickie made some huge saves for us, especially late there on that last power play they had. I mean, for us it’s no real huge surprise, like you guys said. But he had a huge game for us, and he stole the game for us.

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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.