April 15 postgame quotes: Kopitar, Iafallo - LA Kings Insider

Anze Kopitar, on what happened over the final six minutes of the game:
We got scored on twice and were chasing the game after that, really. Nothing I can really say about that.

Kopitar, on whether the team can build on having come through in a 3-0 deficit before:
Yeah. I mean, we’re down, but we’re not out. There’s at least one game left to be played. We’ve got to start with winning one and we’ll go from there

Kopitar, on what the team has to do differently in Game 4:
Play better, obviously. I think tonight was a better effort again, but not good enough. We’re going to figure out how to win just one game.

Alex Iafallo, on what changed in the third period:
I’m not sure. We’ve got to keep going and make sure we’re having strong plays and making sure we’re strong on the wall. We’ve got to remember our mistakes and be ready for the next game.

Iafallo, on leaning on the veterans who have been in this situation before:
Oh, yeah. We always do. All the experience and veterans in this locker room, they’ve been through it all and they’ve been helping us young guys throughout the whole way, so believe in them and believe in ourselves and we’ll be fine.

Iafallo, on how “excellent” and “troublesome” the Golden Knights are to play against:
They’re definitely avery good team and we’re aware. We had a good start there and good two periods and have got to make sure we play three periods and keep using our speed and keep controlling the puck.

Iafallo, on what changed as Vegas gained its footing in the game in the second period:
I’m not sure. Just got to keep going. I think we took our foot off the pedal there for a bit. We’ve always got to keep the foot on the pedal, keep battling, keep playing every shift hard.

Iafallo, on having faith after having lost three one-goal games:
Oh, yeah. We trust in ourselves. It’s been done before. We look at each other, look across the room and we trust each other, and we can definitely do it. Just got to believe and trust in each other.

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