November 30 postgame quotes: Darryl Sutter - LA Kings Insider

On a player referencing too many odd-man rushes against:
Well, they scored two goals in the first period on odd-man rushes. It’s a pretty easy statement to make for me. [Reporter: Did you feel like you guys did a lot of good things tonight?] I think we missed the net lots in the first period. We missed the net and turned pucks over.

On whether the slow start was because the team “hadn’t been on the ice” since Saturday:
We haven’t played since Saturday. We’ve been on the ice. [Reporter: Do you feel like they weren’t on their details and their focus as much in he first period? Did it take them a litte longer to get starter?] I don’t think against a team like that that you should take long to get started when you’re a big underdog. You’ve got to be better than that.

On Marian Gaborik’s performance:
I thought in the first period he had a couple of really good opportunities. I think he went wide once. Did he hit the bar or post? He was noticeable with the puck, which is what you want him to do, right?

On the loss:
Both teams check really close, and you know what? If you look at it, what’d the shots end up, 20 to 20 or something? Both teams give up the fewest in the league, so generally if you give up the first goal you’re going to chase it a little bit because the other team’s going to check really well, and we weren’t as prepared to do that as we should’ve been tonight.

On energy on the team and in the building:
There should’ve been lots of energy. [Reporter: Yeah, it sounded a little lower to me today.] We expect the crowd to have lots of energy and we were well rested and we expect us to have lots of energy.

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#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.

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


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