First-line reunion - LA Kings Insider

Justin Williams is back in the lineup tonight, back on the top line with Anze Kopitar and Ryan Smyth. In the first nine games of this season, Kopitar, Smyth and Williams combined for 14 goals and 20 assists. Williams talked about what he believes makes that top line work…

WILLIAMS: “I think that when your skill players are your hardest workers, you’re going to get results. That’s what we need to keep going after, is working hard. The skill is there for Kopi, Smitty and I, but if we don’t work and move our feet and create for each other, we’re not going to do anything out there. I think, when we were together, we worked really hard for our chances and we earned what we got.

“It’s not going to be great every night. We know that. It doesn’t just happen every night. Some days you’re going to be off and some days it’s going to go real well, but at the end of the day, at the end of the year, when you look back you need to be able to say you brought the work every night. That’s what a professional does. That’s what we’re trying to be.”