October 9 postgame quotes: Jeff Carter - LA Kings Insider

On playing with Daniel Carcillo, compared to playing with Matt Frattin:
Fratty and Car Bomb are I think really similar players. They’re both hard-nosed guys that are going to get in on the forecheck and create turnovers and whatnot. I think Dan stepped in real well and got in on the forecheck for us, just banging some bodies and creating some turnovers and stuff like that. I thought it was good.

On whether he was happy with the team’s skating after having drawn six power plays:
I don’t know. I thought we had a better effort. When you’re on the puck and banging bodies and working to win battles, you draw penalties. They have to haul you down, whatever – holding, slashing, whatever it is, I thought we did a better job of just getting on ‘em.

On his deflection on the game-winning goal:
They just left me all alone. We talked about [it]. We saw it in the power play before. Brownie was sitting at the net for 30 seconds all by himself. Rick gets a shot through, I’ve got to get a stick on it because I got a lot of time.

On creating screens and getting to the net:
You’re not going to score too many goals in this league unless you have a guy standing in front of the net. Goalies are too big, too good, too quick. It’s something that we’ve talked a lot about. You look at probably 90 percent of our goals this year, there’s a guy standing right in front of him. That’s what you’ve got to do.

On whether there can be improvement in the team’s five-on-five play:
I mean, there’s always room to improve. I thought we took a step in the right direction tonight. We’ve still got some work to do.

On the team finding success:
I think when this team, we play a fast game, that’s when we are really successful. Big and fast. When we are not moving our feet, we’re big and slow.

On the game-winning goal:
[Richards] made a great play. All I did was go to the net.

On the upcoming road trip:
I think it will be good for us to get away a bit here. It’s teams we haven’t seen in a long time. A lot of these guys we can’t remember the last time we played to be honest. It will be fun. A little change. See some new faces on the other side. These teams we are playing are tough teams and we haven’t played them in quite a bit. They got some pretty skilled players I respect.

On Dustin Brown’s play:
It was good. He’s been right on the door step a few times the last few games here. Posts and crossbar. It was just a matter of time until he got a couple. It was nice to see him get rewarded.

On Ottawa’s comeback:
We can’t be giving up leads. That’s a given.…Another day playing these Eastern Conference teams and two points is two points. We obviously don’t want to give up a point but it doesn’t really make much sense because they are in the East. So, two points.

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#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


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Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left


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#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left


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Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right


Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

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#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


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Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
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Handedness: Left


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