February 27 postgame quotes: Shore, Muzzin - LA Kings Insider

Nick Shore, on getting a point against Minnesota:
Well, we need all the points we can get right now so you’ve got to come in to these games and get two. You know, we had the chance late but we’ve got to be a little bit better tomorrow.

Shore, on the Kings scoring four even-strength goals:
Well I mean, it doesn’t really matter if you score four if you give up five. I think we had a couple of breakdowns. Quickie, you know, he made a bunch of huge saves for us tonight. So we’re just going to have to go get after it tomorrow.

Shore, on whether scoring is more of a problem than defense for the Kings:
I think if we’d won 1-0 we’d take that, too. I don’t think it really matters how you win games at this point in the year. It’s just if you’re winning so we need to do a better job in front of him. I think he played well. He had a lot of big saves for us.

Shore, on what his line was doing well:
I think it was an effort from everybody. We’ve got to get pucks to the net and you know, we needed one more tonight.

Jake Muzzin, on whether it’s a “good point or a bad point”:
A point’s a point right now but, you know, we’ve got to tighten up some things if we want to make two points. Low coverage, cycle game, we gave a lot of pucks back that we had. Allowed them to create time in our zone and create chances so just got to clean up some of the low plays that we made and win some games that way.

Muzzin, on the overtime loss and it’s effect on the importance of tomorrow’s game:
Tomorrow’s huge no matter what. Win tonight, still huge. Lose tonight, still huge. One point, two points, it’s still huge. It’s a must win game for us.

Muzzin, on Brown taking a big hit in the third period:
Oh I mean, he’s obviously a character guy. Leader in this room. He’s been through a lot physically, mentally. He’s a big leader for us and that’s nothing new there, seeing him get bumped and come back.

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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left


Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left


As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right


Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left


Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.