Game 3 vs. San Diego postgame quotes: Mike Stothers - LA Kings Insider

On the third period and the game-winner by Kerdiles:
We didn’t end the play in our end. Allowed them to walk off the wall, something we talked about, oh, let’s see, just about a thousand times over the course of the year. And we even talked about it after the first period. You don’t want to win your battles then you’re going to lose your games.

On whether the game could have been 6-1 if not for Campbell’s performance:
Yeah, he played well. I can’t deny that. He made some great saves. Certainly wasn’t his fault on the rocket that went over his shoulder.

On this game coming down to the details:
It always comes down to the details. It doesn’t matter who we’re playing it’s details. If there’s under two minutes to play or whatever or you’re in overtime. It’s details. The team that executes and pays attention to the fine details of the game, usually they find a way to win.

On the early 5-on-3 the Reign killed in the third:
Well you would have thought almost when you killed it off it’s almost like it was meant to be that we were going to win the game. But there was clearly some missed assignments on the game-winning goal and ends up in the back of your net. First of all, you don’t want to go down two men. One was what, tripping, one was slashing. Not exactly goal-saving play that results in a penalty. Got to learn from it, we’ve got to move on. Be better for Monday, that’s all.

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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


Scuderi is currently playing for the Reign while under contract with the LA Kings. He has won two Stanley Cups, once with the Pittsburgh Penguins and with the Kings.

Michael Mersch

#27 | 6′ 1″ | 225 lb | Age: 24

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


Drafted by the Kings in 2011, Mersch is currently playing forward for the Reign. Last season, he drew into his first NHL game for the Kings, where he registered 2 shots and 3 hits.

Michael Latta

#24 | 6′ 0″ | 207 lb | Age: 25

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


Prior to turning professional, Latta played major junior hockey in the OHL with the Ottawa 67’s and Guelph Storm. He was drafted into the NHL in 2009 and joined the King’s affiliate Reign in 2016.

Adrian Kempe

#09 | 6′ 1″ | 187 lb | Age: 20

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


Growing up in Swedan, Kempe made his hockey debut in 2014 in the Swedish Hockey League. He has since been drafted by the Kings, where he is playing for their AHL affiliate team, the Ontario 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.