March 30 postgame quotes: Kopitar, Doughty - LA Kings Insider

Anze Kopitar, on whether he’s satisfied with getting a point:
Well, obviously we wanted the two, but we’ll take the point. You know, I don’t think we can be satisfied because we know we can play a lot better than we did tonight. And credit to them, they played well. We might have looked a little bit out of gas with playing last night. We don’t want to take that as an excuse, but I mean it does catch up too. So we’ll take the point, but we can’t be satisfied with just a point.

Kopitar, on the third period:
I actually think the third period was good, it was the second period that was–I know they poured on quite a bit. So I think a lot of credit goes to Jonny back there. I thought he was very solid, made some point blank stops, and I think it was because of him that we got the point.

Kopitar, on where tonight ranks in terms of intensity in games against the Ducks:
I mean they’re always intense, right? And with four games left and with playoff spots on the line we don’t really expect anything else but really a lot of emotion and a high-energy game.

Drew Doughty, on being confident going into the third period:
Oh, yeah, we were confident that we could win that game going into the third. We had a breakaway with like 30 seconds left and that could’ve sealed the deal right there. We didn’t play good enough for the full 60 minutes to win a hockey game tonight. In order to beat that team, you have to play a lot better.

Doughty, on the Kings’ current playoff position:
I think if we win out our games, we should be able to make it to the playoffs. We got that one point, which is big, but we basically have to win out.

Doughty, on Jonathan Quick’s play:
Quickie always plays well. He made some big saves at some key times and our defense played our defensive game as a whole – it was very good, as well. We just need to do more on getting the puck in their zone and keeping it down there.

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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.