October 23 postgame quotes: Lewis, Kempe - LA Kings Insider

Trevor Lewis, on a “pretty frustrating night” for Jonathan Quick:
I don’t know. I mean Quickie made some unbelievable saves out there too, to hold us in it. Quickie’s Quickie. He’s going to do his thing and we can’t let them have as many chances as they did tonight.

Lewis, on whether the focus coming in was to neutralize Toronto’s speed:
Yeah, I mean we know their game. They’re a forecheck team and they have a lot of depth and skill up front. And they forecheck and try to get pucks to the net and create chances that way. So I think when we’re a good team, we’re a really good checking team and we tried to do that again tonight.

Adrian Kempe, on the team’s first regulation loss:
I mean obviously it’s tough. I think we played well and we really pushed in the other half of the game and I think we deserved another goal. We had some good chances and I think we played well. There’re some things we’ve got to clean up in our d-zone and that stuff, but overall I think we had a pretty good game and we deserved a better result in the end.

Kempe, on if he’s happy with how his game is coming along:
Yeah, I mean I think I play with more confidence every game and just try to use my speed as much as possible and try to help the team to win. Our line played pretty well, like the team did tonight, so we’re just going to keep going and playing the way we are. And there’s always some things you’ve got to clean up, but I thought we had a pretty okay game.

Kempe, on having scored a lot of goals in Air Canada Centre (where World Juniors took place):

Yeah, it’s been awhile since that. But yeah, I’ve had a couple goals here and it’s a good feeling to get a goal today as well.

Kempe, on what’s most challenging about Toronto’s speed:
I mean I think their defense. Their defense tries to jump up into offense pretty often. So they got us a couple times there and that’s something that we’ve got to be aware of. But as I said, I think we had a pretty good game. Two good teams. We know they’re high-skilled teams and we’ve got to be prepared for that and we did. It was a tight game. So I think, overall, we had a good game.

Kempe, on his understanding of why Quick was taken out:
I don’t know. I just came off the shift so I didn’t really pay attention to that. I don’t have anything to say about that.

Kempe, on whether Quick getting taken out was discussed in the locker room:


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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.