Frolov, on the first line

Alexander Frolov showed a bit of a lighter side today. When asked about his comfort level playing with Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams, Frolov grinned and said, “Not as comfortable as on Zeus’ line.” Of course, Michal Handzus was sitting about one foot to his left at the time.

Joking aside, Frolov, who typically doesn’t offer a lot to reporters in terms of quotes, spoke at good length today about the play of the Kings’ first line and his new role as a part of that line…

(on playing with Kopitar and Williams…)
FROLOV: “They are great players. It’s a little bit more offensive opportunity right now, I think. We just have to score and do what we do, just get in the offensive zone and play there and produce some scoring opportunity and scoring chances and score some goals.”

(on whether he needs to shoot more…)
FROLOV: “Yeah, you have to shoot more, for sure. You have to try to shoot as often as you can. Sometimes it’s better to pass, especially if someone is in a better position than you are, but the bottom line is, you still have to shoot it and put some pucks on net so we can score and have something good happen. Probably we have to focus on that more, to get somebody in front of the net, some net presence. That’s what we’re talking about lately.”

(on whether he will be trying to shoot more…)
FROLOV: “Yeah, absolutely. I’m working on it. Just try to keep it in mind and shoot when I have some chances.”

(on just getting the puck to the net for scoring chances…)
FROLOV: “Exactly. When you put it on net, you never know what’s going to happen. Stolly’s goal was a perfect example of that, in the last game. Sometimes you don’t want to pass an opportunity when you can make plays, but to shoot the puck is always good. Just keep it in mind and try to do it more often.”

(on whether he tries to adapt his game with new linemates…)
FROLOV: “I don’t really try to change anything. I just try to play my best. We have great players in the lineup. I think we can do a lot of damage in the offensive zone. As I said before, it’s pretty good to have someone go to the net, and we have to do it more often and just put some pucks to the net.”

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