Anze Kopitar, on the Kings’ style of play:
I think tonight was a good indicator of what we want to accomplish and how we want to play. I think obviously it was a solid road game and even though our power play didn’t score a goal, we gained a lot of momentum off of it. I thought we were moving the puck well. We just couldn’t score. But I think if we move like that and create opportunities like we did, we’re going to score sooner than later.
Kopitar, on his first goal:
I mean I knew there wasn’t a whole lot of time left and coming in. I kind of used their defense as a screen and saw a little opening so I figured I’d shoot it there and see what happens.
Kopitar, on getting good bounces:
Yeah I mean my second goal was one of your luckier bounces that I got, but it’s great. I mean, we’ll take them. In the end of the day, they don’t ask how, but if you win the game or not. Again, I thought it was a solid road game and we’ve got to do more of that coming up.
Tanner Pearson, on adjustments from the first game:
I think it’s obviously two different kind of ways teams play. You know tonight was a big night, it was nice to get the first one out of the way at home, but coming out on the road against a division team, especially these guys, it’s going to be a hard fought battle. And you know, we came to play. We just kept it going after we got up there.
Pearson, on special teams play:
This team has a pretty powerful power play and they can get that rolling pretty good so any time to keep it zero-zero that’s pretty good for us and keep building on that. And power play, I think even though we didn’t score, we created momentum off of it and we carried it into our five-on-five play.
Pearson, on the performance of the Kings’ newest players:
I think they handled it pretty good. I think the guys, they know what’s at stake. They’re not new to the game of hockey. It’s a division game and everyone kind of knows the past history with these two clubs. They definitely did their part tonight.
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-Kopitar audio provided by Ryan Leong / Broadcast Sports Media