Dustin Brown, on finding a way to win:
Yeah, I mean we did some good things, but we weren’t nearly as clean as we needed to be and as a result I think we gave up four. And it was a lot of battles around our net that we don’t normally—those are chances that we normally don’t give up. And I think at... Read More
On the impact of Anze Kopitar’s line in the win:
Well, I think our leaders are our leaders. Kopi and Brownie and Drew, Muzz, Marty – I mean, we got a lot of big efforts from those guys, exactly what you need. This is a tough environment to come in. They’ve got last change, a very good hockey team, ... Read More
On whether any aspect on the road trip “concerns” him or will be reinforced:
I wouldn’t say there’s anything that ‘concerns’ us the most, I think you go on the road, and this is a trip we knew going into the year was going to be a big trip for us with some very quality opponents, so we’re going to ... Read More
Good afternoon to you from Columbus, where it's a spectacular day outside. Lines and pairings from this morning's skate:
-Jonathan Qu... Read More
Good morning, Columbus, good morning, Insiders, and good morning, first stop of a six-city trip. Pitter patter.
First things first, Insiders. An apology. I did not adequately capture our landing at John Glenn Columbus International Airport, which I see has been re-branded from the redundant-sound... Read More
Shootout losses aren’t always the most difficult to digest – those one points add up over time – but any satisfaction the Kings could draw out of earning a point on the road against a team that had won nine in a row was muted with the understanding that a second point was clearly there for the takin... Read More
-With the shootout loss, Los Angeles fell to 31-19-5 all-time against Columbus, a record that includes an away mark of 13-10-4. The teams split their season series, with each team finishing the year with a 1-0-1 head-to-head match-up.
-With the shootout loss, the Kings fell to 8-6-2 against the E... Read More
On whether there were a lot of things he liked about the team’s performance:
Yeah, we had a really strong game. Came back twice from down one goal against a team that had lost only five games, I believe, all season.
On the difference in Columbus between last year and this year:
Not much diffe... Read More
Jeff Carter, on the Kings’ overall performance against the Blue Jackets:
I thought we did a lot of good things. I mean, we put up 46 shots or something like that. Got to put the puck in the net though, you know, we had a lot of good chances myself included that we needed to really bear down on. It’... Read More