January 13 postgame quotes: Anaheim - LA Kings Insider

Randy Carlyle, on setting the tone with three consecutive fights:
Well, we know that coming in here, it’s not like they dress a bunch of shrinking violets over there either. So they still have a formidable team that plays tough and plays hard along the wall and some guys that like to play that way and we’ve got to be prepared to match that intensity. And tonight we just felt that it was necessary to have that element in our lineup and we played forward with it.

Ondrej Kase, on getting two points against a team that’s ahead in the standings:
I think it’s a great feeling. We had a great start. Get the breaks and it’s perfect, get the two points.

Kase, on the Kings pushing back in the third:
I think we played a little bit scared the third period. They scored the two goals, but we have two points so it’s great.

Kase, on whether his first goal was just a matter of shooting and hoping it went in:
Yeah, I just try to shoot. I think it was a little bit lucky so I’m happy it’s in.

Ryan Getzlaf, how much pressure the team felt in the third:

I mean it’s pressure obviously when you have that lead and you give up a couple goals. But we knew I think that both goals were little bounces that were here and there that they were working for. One went right off my leg and on their stick. It’s just the way it goes in games. It was good to see our composure stay the same and the way we kept playing.

Getzlaf, on this being the first game back after the break:
It was good. I think any time you can come off a break and come energized, play the first period the way we did. I think guys went out and stuck up for each other right away and that set the tone for the whole night.

Getzlaf, on how significant it is to beat the Kings:

It’s big. I mean these guys have obviously been playing great hockey. They’re a measuring stick for our group and when you’re talking about up the road, the division, and those things. We’ve got to be able to win these games. Hard fought games.

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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.