November 13 postgame quotes: Stothers, Lindback, Hensick - LA Kings Insider

Mike Stothers, on winning back-to-back games:
We won two games in a row so that’s great. We got four points. It’s a good character building for us after a pretty long trip from Iowa to here last night. Play again today at four o’clock. Guys gutted it out. It was a good performance from everybody so we’re happy obviously. Can’t you tell by my expression?

Stothers, on the Reign battling through the third period:
Rockford came out with a real good push and it’s the long change for us. So you’ve really got to do a good job of getting the puck out of your end and more importantly getting it beyond center so you can get some fresh guys out there. We were guilty at times of neutral zone turnovers, they spent a little bit of extended time in our end. With their movement their D are through and they’ve got rolls going, so there’s a lot of business in your zone and sometimes it takes a little bit to sort it out. But I thought the guys for the most part did a pretty good job of it and when we needed to we blocked some shots, which is always key and there was some good talk and communication. The assignments were pretty on par and it’s not the prettiest game but usually after we played the way we have and they’ve played three games in three nights but good crowd, good game, good result, so here we are.

Stothers, on whether the Reign are starting to turn the page:
I’d like to think so but we’ve got to do this for more than two games. That’s not a streak, so, to me, an eight-game would be nice. Actually as a coach it’d be really nice, so let’s keep our fingers crossed. We’ll enjoy the night here and get ourselves ready to get back to Ontario, get a couple days of practice before we head out on the road again and we go into Stockton. Just a brief bit of time here to enjoy it and then we’ll get thinking about the next one.

Anders Lindback, on whether he feels he’s finding his groove:
I can tell I haven’t been playing for a long time the first couple games. Really disappointing for me. I did not play as I should be but obviously was more happy with the game today.

Lindback, on if he was able to carry his play over from Friday’s win:
It’s been sporadic. Really good some parts of the game and yesterday I felt the last part of it was pretty good and kept building on that today. So it’s nice, as I said, it’s been a long time and I’m glad it’s getting there.

Lindback, on what the wins can do for the group:
It’s really important to us. When I got here we had a couple losses and you’ve got to get those points all the time to be able to make the playoffs. It’s a hard-working, it’s a good group of the guys here so it’s a good road trip for us.

Lindback, on if it felt good to get his first wins under him:
Yeah, of course. Obviously I want to win every game I play in. As I said earlier, I’m not happy with my two first games especially. That’s how hockey is and I’m just glad we got these four points this weekend.

T.J. Hensick, on scoring two goals in front of his family:
It felt good obviously. My parents and sister in town but it was a good weekend for us. Obviously getting four points out of four and feel good about ourselves heading into next week.

Hensick, on whether being on the road helps with team bonding:
Yeah, for sure. Dinners out with everyone. Always at the rink with each other, doing things at night. Get along with roommates. … If you look at it one way you can look at it as hopefully somewhere along the line we’re going to have some home games. Hopefully it’s the back end of the schedule there and we want to thrive at home but we also want to be a good road team. Like I said, it was a successful weekend and hopefully we can build on it and move forward.

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