October 13 postgame quotes: Vancouver - LA Kings Insider

Willie Desjardins, on Canucks’ overall play:
I thought we played good, I thought the first two were real good periods for us. You know, in the third we were good too they just had some power plays and [we] gave up some chances there but I thought overall we played good.

Desjardins, on Miller’s not-so-busy night:
It’s not busy because he’s not giving up any rebounds. If we was giving up rebounds it would be a lot busier. He’s just handling everything so clean so that makes a difference.

Desjardins, on SoCal wins:
We could have lost both of games as well. It’s not like we dominated. Both teams were real good teams. They were tough games. We’re happy with the win but it’s nothing we’re taking for granted.

Ryan Miller, on team’s defensive performance:
That was pretty impressive. I thought we did a nice job of getting above them and when they got into our zone I thought we were a group, we worked together. There were some big blocks and we turned the puck around pretty quick on some of their zone time so it was good to see. We played the right kind of game, we got pucks deep against them and waited for our opportunities and the guys did a nice job getting pucks to the net in the second period there.

Miller, on his mindset when not seeing much action:
Majority of those guys have won two Stanley Cups so you know they have the mental game to kind of turn it on, so you just stay ready. And for me though, watching our guys set up plays the right way, supporting each other, it was nice to see.

Adam Cracknell, on Canucks’ hot start to season:
From the start we believed that we were a good team. Coming out here and playing Anaheim and LA very well, strong teams. We needed everybody, and that’s what we got from these last two games. It’s going to take a team effort for us to keep winning games like this.

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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.