February 10 postgame quotes: Brodzinski and Sutter - LA Kings Insider

Jonny Brodzinski, on how he’s feeling after the hit from Garbutt and if it caught him by surprise:
Just trying to assess that after Muirsy said that was a pretty bad one. Went into the training room, got checked out, it was fine. Went back and played the third period. Now it’s kind of something that was kind of a little fluke play. Something that I can’t put myself in that kind of position, too, turning into the boards like that. It’s a hockey play and that’s what happens.

Brodzinski, on what the Gulls did well on the forecheck that prevented clean breakouts:
It just seemed like every time we tried to get them on their heels they’d just chip pucks out and get behind our defense and just make things happen in our own zone. You just need to tighten up defensively. A few chances where they’re just left alone in the slot and it’s stuff that can’t happen this late in the season.

Brett Sutter, on what the Gulls did well on their forecheck:
They play hard, for sure. I think they got the same thing we’ve got going on with the five guys connected. Their D come real hard down the wall on the wingers. I thought in the first period we actually did a pretty good job of pushing them back and getting some chances and I thought we had a pretty good first and didn’t get a goal, but played well. Sat back in the second and that kind of cost us the game.

Sutter, on how nice it was to see Brodzinski be able to return:
I think that speaks to Jonny’s character. Kind of got banged up a little bit but he came back, played pretty hard for us in the third. Got a big goal and glad to see he’s OK.

Sutter, on how the team can rebound this with a big meeting vs. San Jose on Sunday:
I think just knowing what we have to do to be successful. As an entire group we know the things that make us a really good team and that’s playing the right way and playing the right way for 60 minutes. [Reporter: Feel like you got away from that tonight?] I thought in the second period we did for sure. Our team is in-your-face, make it hard on the other guys, guys you’re lining up against and I think in the second we let off the gas pedal just a little bit. For whatever reason, I don’t know if it was just because we did have a good first and we probably didn’t get rewarded for the start that we did have, for whatever reason. We know what it takes to be successful, just about playing that game.

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#4 | 6′ 4″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: DOB: 2/17/1996
Birthplace: KINGSFORD, MI
Position: D


Gravel made his NHL debut with Los Angeles in the 2015-16 season, skating with the Kings for four games before returning to AHL affiliate Ontario.

Rob Scuderi

#0 | 6′ 1″ | 212 lb | Age: 37

Born: DOB: 12/30/1978
Birthplace: SYOSSET, NY
Position: D
Handedness: Left


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Born: DOB: 10/2/1992
Birthplace: PARK RIDGE, IL
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


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#24 | 6′ 0″ | 207 lb | Age: 25

Born: 5/25/1991
Birthplace: KITCHENER, ON
Position: F
Handedness: Right


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Born: 9/13/1996
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


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#07 | 6′ 0″ | 192 lb | Age: 29

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


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