Devin Setoguchi, on the win:
…They have a lot of speed, a lot of skill, a lot of talent, and we kept it pretty fundamentally simple tonight with a lot of shots toward the net and a lot of second and third opportunities. We got a goal that was technically a power play, and it ended – that’s big for ... Read More
Todd McLellan, on whether the shorthanded goal was a turning point:
Well it didn’t help. We just gained a ton of momentum and we went on the powerplay right away. Jump inside and get beat and obviously we didn’t get the save but there were some other mistakes on it so it sucked the life out of us f... Read More
On what was impressive about the team’s start:
We scored the first goal. We’re trying to do that. We’ve had trouble doing it. We were able to get a two-goal lead, and then obviously as the game went on, to get a two-goal lead again. It’s critical. I’ve said it lots. It’s the way it works.
On how... Read More
Good morning from Toyota Sports Center, where the Edmonton Oilers are skating. This is very rare; teams virtually always skate downtown on game days. Not today! Welcome to El Segundo, Connor McDavid.
The Kings also skated at their practice rink, and aligned as such:
Bro... Read More
As reported earlier by LA Kings Insider, Tanner Pearson faces a hearing with the Department of Player Safety for his shoulder-to-head hit on Edmonton's Brandon Davidson, which resulted in a checking to the head major penalty and game misconduct in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Oilers in Vernon, B.C. The ... Read More
Darryl Sutter, on generating more scoring chances as the game progressed:
There weren’t many scoring chances, so I would say it was control either way. I think it was a pretty evenly played game. Not much to it.
Sutter, on Connor McDavid:
He’s a really good player. Is it the first time you’ve seen ... Read More
Good afternoon, Insiders. Apologies for the delay in getting these notes out, as I wanted to write my Lucic story (which I hope you read) before anything else. Before I ramble for too long here, let's talk Kings-Oilers, one half of tonight's split-squad extravaganza.
Kings lines at the morning skat... Read More
Three months and one day have passed since Milan Lucic signed a seven-year, $42-million contract with the Edmonton Oilers. Los Angeles was able to offer Lucic an extra year, but did not have had the annual capital necessary to match Edmonton’s lucrative contract, so Lucic chose the Oilers over teams... Read More
On the reception in Vernon and the excitement level in the city:
It was lots of fun. It’s much better playing preseason games in venues where everyone’s excited and knowledgeable, especially the kids who never, ever get to see NHL games, so it was pretty awesome.
On seeing NHL players when he was y... Read More