November 28 postgame quotes: Chicago - LA Kings Insider

Brent Seabrook, on whether the team was fatigued in the third period:
I don’t think so. I thought we came out, I thought we had some energy in overtime. I thought we skated well to be honest. I don’t think we had a lack of energy.

Patrick Kane, on whether this game was similar to their game in Anaheim:
Yeah, same exact game, opposite way. We had a 2-0 lead, we just kind of seemed like we wanted to sit back and play it safe. Obviously that doesn’t work in this league. It’s frustrating when that happens. It would’ve been nice to get another insurance marker and build off that, but we just kind of sat back there in the third and they took it to us.

Kane, on whether it’s natural to play a conservative game with a lead in the third period:
I guess it’s natural to do that. But at the same time, a lot of guys have played a lot of games in this league to know that’s not the recipe for success, especially with the way games can turn on a dime these days. It’s pretty frustrating right now. Especially because going into the third period 2-0 that’s looking like it’s going to end on, that the trip is going to end on a good note and couldn’t follow through.

Kane, on how he feels after breaking the American-born consecutive point streak:
Yeah, it’s cool. You think about how many great American players have played the game, the two players who were at that 18-game point streak and what they’ve done in their careers. It’s pretty cool. Right now, like you said, it’s overshadowed by the loss. So hopefully we can come out and finally get back home and play the game in front of our fans at the United Center.

Kane, on whether knowing Eddie Olczyk and Phil Kessel adds anything to the record:
It’s great. I think that definitely adds a little bit more to it. I’ve become pretty close with Eddie over the years here, to the point where I ask him for advice on a lot of different things and he’s willing to share all of that, too. I’ve known Phil pretty well since I was 16-years-old. Two great players, two great careers and [it’s] fun to be there with them.

Joel Quenneville, on whether the loss leaves him with a sour note:
Well, we got a point and we had our chances. [Jonathan Toews] had a breakaway late and we had two A-plus chances in overtime. They had some high quality as well. So it was a pretty good trip.

Quenneville, on whether the team played too conservatively in the third period:
I don’t know. It wasn’t like we were giving up a ton of quality [chances] in the third until it was basically tied and it started opening up. You’ve got to play the score. You’ve got to play the time in the game. Made a couple plays, trying to make plays got us in trouble, so we’ve got to play the right way.

Quenneville, on Patrick Kane breaking the American-born point streak record:
Amazing to watch, pretty amazing how he is game in, game in, shift out, shift in. What he’s been doing with the puck – generating, creating. That line, offensively for us, has been the backbone of our team. He’s been great. I can’t say enough positive things about him or his play.

Rules for Blog Commenting
  • - No profanity, slurs or other offensive language. Replacing letters with symbols does not turn expletives into non-expletives.
  • - Personal attacks against other blog commenters, and/or blatant attempts to antagonize other commenters, are not tolerated. Respectful disagreement is encouraged. Posts that continually express the same singular opinion will be deleted.
  • - Comments that incite political, religious or similar debates will be deleted.
  • - Please do not discuss, or post links to, websites that illegally stream NHL games.
  • - Posting under multiple user names is not allowed. Do not type in all caps. All violations are subject to comment deletion and/or banning of commenters, per the discretion of the blog administrator.
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.