November 5 postgame quotes: Muzzin, Lucic - LA Kings Insider

Jake Muzzin, on the loss:
We’re a better team than that. I think we all know it. Not ready to compete hard and make quick, hard plays down low, and sloppy in our zone. Not a good night. Play again shortly, so move on.

Muzzin, on being beaten territorially in the third period:
We wanted to be the one outshooting them. We kind of sat back and took a penalty and they got a little momentum built, and they created some stuff down low and got one on the rush. We should’ve ones pushing the envelope, and we weren’t. We’ve got to just regroup here and get ready for who we’ve got next. … Florida.

Muzzin, on holding Columbus without a shot in the second period:
Yeah. I mean, we were getting chances, but we’ve got to capitalize on our opportunities. We had a lot of scrums around the net that we’ve got to bang one home in. That’s a different game, then.

Muzzin, on the whistles and penalties keeping the team from building a rhythm:
It’s part of the game. There’s going to be games where it’s like that, and you’ve got to stay focused, stay in it, find ways to keep the momentum going. Our guys did an awesome job tonight fighting, and we should’ve built off that a little more than we did.

Muzzin, on not being surprised to see Jonathan Quick riled up:
No, he’s a competitor. He’s got a lot of fire in him, and he wants to win, and sometimes emotions come out like that, and that’s what happens.

Milan Lucic, on the stops and starts and emotion:
If anything, we’ve got to use that emotion and bring it into the game once those things are over and done with. I think we’re a team that feeds off emotion. It’s exciting to see, it gets us excited, and like I said, we needed to just do a better job of feeding off of it when things like that happen.

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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.