November 27 postgame quotes: Mersch and Brodzinski - LA Kings Insider

Michael Mersch, on his effort and whether it was a reaction to Saturday’s loss:
Yeah. It was a tough go last night and we were hoping to rebound today. No jam. We’ve got to get back on the winning track. There’s not really any jam right now. I haven’t scored in how many games. Trying to go to the net, maybe, hoping one’s going to bounce off me. Or I’m going to find one there, something. Just can’t seem to get the bounces right now and it’s the difference between winning a losing for our team so it’s really frustrating for me.

Mersch, on what he thought was the difference in the game:
It’s tough. I’ve been saying this recently, it’s tough to tell right after the game what happened. We’ve been saying these details here so it’s going to be a good week of practice. Trying to think. We scored on the power play, so that was nice. It was a good shot by Brodzy. But just the whole game, putting a whole game together, all four lines. That’s it.

Jonny Brodzinski, on the areas the Reign need to improve:
Kind of a step backwards a little bit. But I think coming back into our zone, we’re not really picking up late guys. They’re getting opportunities off that and I think just identifying guys in our D-zone.

Brodzinski, on the breakdown that led to Kossila’s goal:
Right, yeah. It was a tough one. But I think we bounced back a bit with that late goal by LoVerde and then kind of a late surge but I think we’ve got to keep the pedal to the metal all game instead of just towards the end of the game.

Brodzinski, on the Reign’s lulls during the game and how to combat it:
Just a sense of urgency all game is what we need. There’s points of the game where we’ll have one or two shots in about 10 minutes and then there’ll be a point where we have 10 shots in two minutes. I think overall we’ve just got to improve our game.

Kurtis MacDermid

#56 | 6′ 5″ | 233 lb | Age: 23

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


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

Michael Amadio

#52 | 6′ 1″ | 204 lb | Age: 21

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


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

Alex Lintuniemi

#10 | 6′ 3″ | 214 lb | Age: 21

Born: DOB: 9/23/1995
Position: D


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.

Brett Sutter

#07 | 6′ 0″ | 192 lb | Age: 29

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


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.