December 23 postgame quotes: Carter, Zatkoff - LA Kings Insider

Jeff Carter, on whether he’s satisfied with the overall trip or disappointed with the loss:
Yeah, I mean, it’s good to get the point. Wish we got 2. Zats played a good game for us, made some big saves especially against that big line early. They were moving all night tonight, you know, we kind of shot ourselves in the foot a little bit with a couple bad changes. The first goal and the winning goal but long trip, good point.

Carter, on how he feels about the 3-2-2 road trip:
Yeah I mean, we really wanted to get this one, the last two games. It’s two teams that we’re battling with now and I think at the end of the day we battled pretty hard on this trip. Wish we could’ve got a couple more points but we did a lot of good things and hopefully we can build on it.

Carter, on the 7 goals he scored during the road trip:
Pucks are just finding me. I’m going to the net and I got a couple tap-ins tonight.

Jeff Zatkoff, on whether he’s satisfied with the overall trip or disappointed with the loss:
I mean, I think we would’ve liked to get that 4th win. Get to overtime, you know 3-on-3, obviously anything can happen but I thought we showed a lot of character, lot of resilience battling back and getting that one at the end of a road trip and we played hard. I thought we, since that 4-minute lapse we had in Buffalo, we’ve really come together as a team and have buckled and showed a lot of character and stayed in games and not panicked, so yeah. Obviously you want the two points but that’s a big point I think we could use it down the stretch.

Zatkoff, on how he felt during the game:
I felt good. I mean, since I’ve come back from injury the first time I think my game’s more where it is. Those first three games I think wasn’t really a real indication of my game and I’ve had time now since I’ve come back to work with Billy and I think we’re trending in the right direction of where we want to be and I’ve just got to keep building on it. I thought Lehtonen played great, it was a fun hockey game to be a part of, I’m sure it was fun to watch and Dallas has a lot of high-end talent so they play the game a fun way and we stayed right with them and got a big point.