February 23 postgame quotes: Carter, Gravel - LA Kings Insider

Jeff Carter, on nothing to show for a strong performance:
Yeah, that’s pretty much it. I mean, I thought we did some good things tonight. At the end of the day, you’ve got to win games, and we’ve got, what, 25 games left or something like that? You need two points, and we need all the points we can get right now. Didn’t do it tonight.

Carter, on why the team has won only four of its last 11 home games:
I mean, it’s been on the road, too, I think. You’ve got to score goals to win, and obviously there are games in that stretch where we just weren’t good enough. There’s games where we were good enough and we don’t score. It’s coming down to crunch time here, and we’ve got to get it going.

Carter, on whether it’s surprising that a team with scoring potential is having trouble scoring:
Yeah, sure.

Carter, on whether there’s a lack of chemistry when Darryl Sutter adjusts the lines:
No, there’s what, two or three new guys in the room this year, so there shouldn’t be any lack of chemistry. Everybody’s played with everybody. The way he changes them up, we should be comfortable with everybody.

Carter, on any concern that the team is still waiting for its “spurt” to come with 21 games left:
I mean, we’re confident, but it’s time. We’ve got to win.

Carter, on what the team can pinpoint to add more offense:
We’ll keep working on it. There’s obviously some things that we can touch on as group, and we’ll get to it.

Kevin Gravel, on scoring his first goal, which came in a loss:
It feels good, obviously – a long time coming on that one. Good play by Marty to get the puck going to the net, and Kemps made a great play to find me back door there, and I had nothing but net to shoot at, so basically I just tapped ‘er in. Like you said, obviously you want that one to come in a win, but first goal is a special moment, for sure.

Gravel, on playing well for stretches but not winning the game:
We’ve just got to bear down on our scoring chances. We had our chances tonight, you know? I think for the most part we played a fairly decent game. Had some pretty good sustained pressure on ‘em there. I think we just need to find a way to bury our chances here and not get frustrated and just keep plugging away. We’re playing good hockey. We just need to find a way to bury our chances.