October 5 postgame quotes: Lewis, Toffoli - LA Kings Insider

Trevor Lewis, on his line’s chemistry, and his game-winning goal:
I think we’ve been together pretty much all of camp. It’s kind of nice to build that chemistry, and we’ve been having some really good chances in preseason in building that chemistry, and tonight it paid off for us. It was a nice little behind the back pass by Cliffy, and then I kind of knew Shoresy was going to fire it over, so I just ahd to get a stick on it.

Lewis, on the defensive performance:
I still think there are things we can clean up. Obviously, I think too many penalties. I think our penalty kill was pretty good, and obviously when we made mistakes, Quicker was being Quickie back there. I mean, he was awesome. I think we’ll take a look at some stuff and then clean a little up.

Lewis, on whether there has been a change in culture with the coaching change:
There are some differences. I think everyone’s excited. We know the last couple years we haven’t been very good, so I think everyone’s up for the challenge, and so far Johnny’s been great, and it’s been good. [Reporter: Does it help that he’s been there in the past and you know him?] Yeah, definitely. I mean, he knows pretty much all of us, so he knows what we’re capable of, too, and he was here when we won Cups, so he knows what we need to get back to and all that, so it’s nice.

Lewis, on whether the game was an example of how good Jonathan Quick is:
Yeah. I mean, he’s unbelievable. He made a couple of highlight-reel saves there again. He does it every night. I mean, we see it every day in practice and it’s almost like you kind of get used to it. It’s nice to have him back.

Lewis, on having to “fight” for the win, especially in the third period:
Yeah, definitely. The penalty kill was good in the third, and the chances they had, obviously Quickie was there to stop ‘em.

Tyler Toffoli, on the win:
I thought we were pretty sharp. I think we had a lot of chances and we were moving the puck pretty well. When we needed Quickie, he came up huge. Like I said, we were sharp in the first game and we have to move on now and start thinking about San Jose.”

Toffoli, on John Stevens:
Johnny has been around for a while now. With him behind the bench to kind of take over things, it was good. We had a good rhythm throughout the game. Four lines, six defensemen, and it was fun.

-Lead photo via Aaron Poole/NHLI

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