Game 4 vs. San Diego postgame quotes: Mike Stothers - LA Kings Insider

On breaking through to score three goals against Enroth:
Well, I mean, it was obviously needed. We needed it to prolong the series. He’s played well. Both goalies have played well. It’s been a good series, so here we go. We get ready for Game 5 tomorrow night.

On moving Justin Auger up to the first line and his performance:
You tell me what are the numbers of the lines. [Reporter: Well – ] No, no. You said the first line so what constitutes the first line. [Reporter: Just watching rushes.] So if they start in warm-up and they go first does that mean they’re the first line? [Reporter: Hensick’s been your first line center pretty much all year.] I don’t know, if I was Kempe I’d be pretty pissed off at that statement. If I was Amadio I’d be really pissed off at that statement, so I ain’t biting on that one. So do we want to rephrase that one, Lindsay? [Reporter: What’d you think of Auger’s performance?] I thought he was great. He was terrific, as was everybody. [Reporter: So is it 1A, 1B, 1C or 1D?] We just have 12 forwards, and they all played extremely well tonight. So very proud of the group. That was a very determined effort from everybody, so it was good. And you know what, I mean that’s more indicative of the way we play. We came into it saying I don’t think we’ve played our best hockey yet, so in order to beat a good team like San Diego you’ve got to play your best and your good players have to be good. Auger was real good.

On whether it’s advantageous to play Game 5 the night after the win:
I think so. This five games have been stretched out long enough so you know what, we’ve got to get at it and Stockton and San Jose are playing tomorrow. I don’t know if there’s any advantage to the back-to-back or the layoff. If they’ve got some inured guys, we’ve got some injured guys, maybe a couple of days helps but you know what, I’m kind of anxious now to – let’s get going.

On whether anything was said between the second and third periods:
Nope. What do you want? You already tried me with the motivation and then the Knute Rockne and the Lou Holtz and everything, Tony Robbins… Sometimes you say things, sometimes they listen. Sometimes they say things, sometimes they don’t listen. That’s the beauty of the game.

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.