Anze Kopitar, on how hard the loss is to accept and move past:
It definitely stings, but at the same time we have another one tomorrow, which is obviously a big one, and we’ve got to get the two points tomorrow.
Kopitar, on the challenges in beating Jake Allen despite high shot volume and moment... Read More
Anze Kopitar, on the loss:
On the score sheet we may be close, but really, the first two periods, it was nowhere near close to our game, and nowhere near close to being good enough. It's disappointing. We're going to have to regroup for next week.
Kopitar, on the bad bounces, as well as unfortun... Read More
Anze Kopitar, on the mentality for the third period power play, and how it started the comeback:
Well, we knew that power play was going to be big, obviously. You’re well rested coming out of the intermission and the ice is good, so we just wanted to at the very least create some momentum, but to g... Read More
With the acquisition of Ben Bishop and Jarome Iginla, and with the return of Jonathan Quick and the passing of the trade deadline, does this provide additional focus for a team gearing up for the stretch run?
“Stretch run started in October,” Quick said. “You know, this league’s so tight. We know... Read More
When Dean Lombardi had spoken about the need for additional offensive production to come “from within,” he was referring, in part, to the unearthed production that Anze Kopitar, amongst others, is capable of providing. While many of his underlying numbers depict a season mostly in line with recent s... Read More
Good afternoon from St. Paul, Insiders. So. We have a lot to talk about. Let's get down to brass tacks.
First of all, there is a game tonight against the conference-leading Minnesota Wild (5:00 p.m. PT / NBCSN / KABC 790 / I Heart Radio). After taking the ice at 11:30 a.m., the Kings aligned thus... Read More
The Los Angeles Kings acquired a very good goaltender on Sunday. Ben Bishop is a conference champion, a playoff veteran, a qualified number one netminder who has withstood the mental and physical rigors inherent in an 82-game season. He’s going to be handsomely rewarded as an unrestricted free agent... Read More
Anze Kopitar, on whether, results aside, he likes the way the team has played the last three games:
Well, I can't like it just because we didn't get any points in the last three. You know, we're doing some good stuff but we also know that we can do it better and we're going to have to do it better,... Read More
Anze Kopitar, on LA allowing 18 goals in the last four games:
I mean, it’s just too many and the majority of them are coming off our mistakes, pretty significant mistakes, and that’s what’s killing us right now.
Kopitar, on the feeling after coming back from the bye week:
I mean, you feel behi... Read More
Anze Kopitar, on a 1-0 deficit after the 1st period turning in to a 5-0 loss:
Yeah I mean, you know I think our start was good. We had chances right away, I had about 3 in the first 5, 10 minutes so it could've been a lot different game but that's not how we've got to look at this one. The 2nd in a... Read More