April 22: Stothers morning skate quote - LA Kings Insider

Head coach Mike Stothers, on the key to Game 1 against San Jose:
I think we’re prepared. I like what we’ve been able to accomplish all week long, and I think that’s a good thing. I don’t know, and I would hope, that nerves won’t be part of it probably for either side with the familiarity of playing each other so many times in the regular season, but I also look at it as if you’ve done the preparation and you’ve put the time in, then there should be excitement, not nerves or anything like that. I like to compare it to if you’re a college student or a high school student and you’ve got an exam coming up, if you put the time in and you prepared and you studied then there’s nothing to be concerned with or worried about. Now, if you’ve taken some shortcuts and maybe you haven’t studied or you’re cramming at the last minute, then you should be, and have every right to be nervous. I would like to think we’re calm, we’re prepared, we’re confident but also, again, respectful of the situation and the team we’re playing against. And I just want our guys to go out and have as much fun in the playoffs as they did in the regular season.

Kurtis MacDermid

#56 | 6′ 5″ | 233 lb | Age: 23

Born: March 25, 1994
Birthplace: Sauble Beach, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

MacDermid was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on Sept. 12, 2012.
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Michael Amadio

#52 | 6′ 1″ | 204 lb | Age: 21

Born: May 13, 1996
Birthplace: Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Amadio was selected by the Kings in the third round (90th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.
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Alex Lintuniemi

#10 | 6′ 3″ | 214 lb | Age: 21

Born: DOB: 9/23/1995
Birthplace: HELSINKI, FINLAND
Position: D

Bio

Lintuniemi played in 27 games for the HIFK U18 team in Helsinki at 15-years-old, as well as seven games with the Finland U16 team. He made his professional hockey debut with the Monarchs in 2015, and has since begun playing for the Reign.
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Brett Sutter

#07 | 6′ 0″ | 192 lb | Age: 29

Born: 6/2/1987
Birthplace: CALGARY, AB
Position: C

Bio

Drafted in 2005 by the Calgary Flames, Sutter was traded to the Reign in 2016. He is the son of LA Kings head couch Darryl Sutter, and the eighth member of the Sutter family to play in the NHL.
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