Tanner Pearson, on whether it came down to not scoring the first goal:
Yeah. I think that's one of things, you know, when you look at it and when we score the first goal we carry that momentum and then it works out for us. It's hard to battle back in this league and when you're battling back the wh... Read More
Drew Doughty, on the loss:
We just weren’t winning battles. We were turning pucks over on our backcheck. I know one of the goals was kind of because we turned the puck over, and then on the back check we lost our coverage. The other ones were just down low battles that we lost. Something that we pr... Read More
The Los Angeles Kings are struggling to score, so on the surface it may seem a bit odd to call to attention the raised performance of certain role players who aren’t regularly finding the scoresheet. But while Jordan Nolan has been on the ice for only 1.35 goals per 60 minutes at even strength and o... Read More
On Jordan Nolan and his line’s recent play:
Well, he hasn’t been on a line. The way everything’s worked out, he’s played with lots of different guys. It took him a long time. He had that back surgery last year. I don’t think he was really at full runnin’ until probably the first of November. I thin... Read More
Today is the ninth day of the Kings’ seven-game, 12-day trip, a journey through the Eastern and Central time zones that features two separate back-to-back sets. It’s during a compacted portion of the schedule that followed a more relaxed, 10-games-in-27-days swath that now seems like ages ago.
Pe... Read More
Based on the chemistry forged by such an insular, one-for-all, all-for-one group, a dressing room in hockey is an incredibly cohesive place. Anecdotally, this often shows up in players’ on-the-record conversation with a media scrum, in which deference to the collective unit comes more naturally than... Read More
Good afternoon from Toyota Sports Center, Insiders. Several items of note:
-The team held off-ice workouts and did not practice today. The only player to take the ice was Brayden McNabb, who is recovering from a broken collarbone. In addition to handling some pucks on his own, he also got in some... Read More
Jeff Zatkoff, on getting into a game:
... obviously not the circumstance probably you want to come in but it was nice to get in there. Got some shots early on, was able to settle in to it and I thought we did a good job kind of weathering their push there in the second and tied it. It was a greedy ... Read More
On Jordan Nolan’s two goals:
It’s good to see him get rewarded. It’s a load off his back. He’s done a lot of things for our team. When he goes in the lineup, he’s won some battles, fought some battles for us this year, so it’s good to see guys like that get rewarded.
On how he and the team handl... Read More
Jordan Nolan has an identity as a hockey player and a role that he has to fulfill in order to remain on Darryl Sutter’s lineup card. He has to provide energy, he has to avoid taking penalties, he has to outperform the other team’s energy players, and he has to add a clear physical element.
On Su... Read More