October 18 postgame quotes: Colorado - LA Kings Insider

Erik Johnson, on the turnover that led to Tyler Toffoli’s goal:
It’s just a play that I have to know better on, bottom line. This time won’t be the last, but I have to make sure it won’t happen again. But you’ve got to move on. You try to make plays with the puck, sometimes that happens. Yeah, definitely my fault and it was the reason why we lost.

Matt Duchene, on being unable to capitalize on a late five-on-three power play:
I mean the guys moved the puck well. There were some good shots out there, some good chances. It was the first one we’ve had all year, hopefully the next one we’re able to convert.

Duchene, on missed opportunities:
I thought it was a hard fought game by both sides. Reto [Berra] kept us in it and Quick kept them in it. At the end of the day, it comes down to one goal and we were pretty close to tying it up there at the end.

Patrick Roy, on the late five-on-three power play:
That was really a key moment in the game. We had a good chance, a really good chance and their goalie made a good save.

Roy, on Erik Johnson’s turnover which led to Tyler Toffoli’s goal:
Come on, it’s a long year. Those things happen. I mean we had our chance to get back in that game and we need to stick together here. They played really well and they had a lot of good chances. I thought, defensively, they moved the puck well and they were sharp tonight. In that circumstance, I thought our team did a good job. It was a hard fought game and because we defended somewhat good, I thought we had a chance to win this hockey game.

Roy, on Reto Berra’s performance:
He was very good and he made some key saves in key moments in the game. I mean he’s really sound in front of his net and he’s under control and everything seems pretty easy for him right now.

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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.