February 4 postgame quotes: Crescenzi and Leslie - LA Kings Insider

Andrew Crescenzi, on what went wrong:
I just don’t think we came out hot. We didn’t have a good game. We can’t use the excuse that we have some guys missing. We have enough good guys and leadership in the room that it’s unacceptable to lose and we’ve got to move on and come to work Monday ready for next week.

Crescenzi, on if chemistry up front is an issue with key players out of the lineup:
I guess you could say that but like I said it’s not an excuse. We’re all teammates, we’re all good enough to play in this league so that’s not an excuse. Like I said we’ve got to come back Monday ready to work because it’s unacceptable.

Crescenzi, on what wasn’t working with the power play:
First of all, we couldn’t get into the zone. We weren’t making clean plays, strong plays and once we were in the zone they were pressuring pretty hard and like I said, we weren’t making clean passes and I don’t think we got many shots on net. We’ve got to obviously be better and that’s the deciding factor in the game.

Zac Leslie, on what went wrong:
We weren’t really crisp enough. We were having trouble at first getting out of our own end. I think we got hemmed in a couple times and overall we just weren’t crisp enough and we weren’t good enough and obviously that cost us.

Leslie, on San Diego’s defense in the third period:
When they’re just sitting back like that you’ve got to do what you can to get the red and then try and get it behind their D and work their D that way. They did a good job of blocking a lot of shots and getting in lanes. We need to do a better job as defensemen changing our angles and getting better shots in. At the end of the day we’ve got to do a better job of doing what we need to do to score.

Leslie, on what went wrong on the power play:
They did a good job on their penalty kill obviously. We had enough chances that we should have buried one if not two. Their penalty was very good and we had trouble gaining entry into their zone. I think that was the biggest thing is we never really had clean entry throughout all of our power plays. … They did a good job of standing us at the blue line but at the end of the day we need to be better and we all realize that and get back on Monday and get back to work.

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.