Jeff Carter, on the second period:
It was just terrible hockey. We come on a seven-game road trip, 1-0 after the first. 2-0. We get a bad bounce and then we just […] shut down. It’s been going on for a while. Our second periods have not been good and they’ve been killing us. It’s everybody. It’s top to bottom. It’s unacceptable.
You don’t make playoffs winning at home and then going on the road and [messing] the bed.
Carter, on whether the breakdowns were “mental” mistakes:
We’re fragile. We’re a fragile team. You get one bad bounce against you…You know, they’ve got good players over there. They’re going to have shifts in our end. We get running around. We lose coverage. They score one goal. We’re up 2-1. 2-1 on the road is pretty good and then we just crumble, and we’ve been doing it all year. Home, away, everywhere. It’s time we take a big look in the mirror here because these next six games are pretty crucial to our year.
Carter, on where the team goes from here:
We’ve got to get to work tomorrow. I’m sure there will be some video. There’s lots to clean up, top to bottom, all the way through. There’s nothing else we can do but go to work. Good practice tomorrow, go into Detroit and get on board in this road trip. That’s all there is to it.
Kopitar on 2nd period: 'We stopped playing. They got a first goal, second goal and then we just stopped playing….It's unacceptable.'
— Helene Elliott (@helenenothelen) December 14, 2016
-stick tap to Helene Elliott for assistance with the transcript