October 29 morning skate quotes: Justin Williams - LA Kings Insider

On what prokoved the 11-goal outburst in the last Los Angeles-Phoenix game:
Lack of defensive detail, huge momentum swings, not righting the ship, and playing the same way throughout the whole game resulted in 11 goals being scored.

On putting up 48 shots against Edmonton on Sunday:
If we have another 50 tonight and we only score one goal, then I’ll say something that we need to do. ‘We need to get more traffic,’ or more of that type of mentality. But, hey – hats off to the goalie last game. We’re not happy about it, but we can rectify it tonight.

On whether anything is noticeable with Martin Hanzal off the ice:
Well, he’s a big body out there, so you certainly notice him. He’s one of their best players, certainly defensively, and this year offensively he’s playing extremely well. So it’s a big loss for them, but at the same time, there’s always someone that’s going to step in and give it their all. If you don’t respect that, they’ll get the better of you.

On whether there are keys towards weathering travel and fatigue in a three-in-four set:
Travel is a non-factor. It’s pretty much just sitting in an hour of L.A. traffic basically, coming to Phoenix. We have an hour flight. So I certainly don’t think it’s anything that we should be worried about, and certainly no excuse if we play poorly tonight, which we won’t.

On Ben Scrivens:
Well, he’s got one game and a shutout, so he’s doing pretty well. I’m sure he has been chomping at the bit to get back in there, and we’re going to do our best in front of him.

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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

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


Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

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


Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

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


As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

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.

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

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


Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left


Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.