March 12 postgame quotes: Mike Stothers - LA Kings Insider

On what was sweeter, the win or the ice cream party the team had afterwards:
The win was sweet. If you want to know about the ice cream party, you’ll have to talk to Hajter cause apparently he’s about elbow deep into a barrel of, I don’t know, cookie dough or something.

On the start and how happy he was with the result of the first period:
We gave up a shot seven seconds into the game. I thought of it as soon we were on the bench. [Reporter: I looked down at you and you were writing in your notebook.] We just talked about this, Lindsay and I, and we got a shot against seven seconds into the start of the game. [Reporter: And then after that?] But then after that, it was good. So, I guess I can’t complain. It was a good response. It was exactly what we needed. We played the way we’re capable of playing. Now we just gotta figure out how to do it consistently. [Reporter: What do you think maybe has to change to continue to keep doing it?] I don’t know. You hope it’s going to change. You look at our roster, we’ve got a few veterans. Got some younger guys. Our back end is very inexperienced, so we’re gonna have some nights where we’re not as clean as we should, come out of our end as easily as we should, we hang onto the puck. The biggest thing tonight is our D made a good, conscious effort to get the puck into the hands of our forwards as soon as possible. [Reporter: Very crisp all night.] Yeah. I don’t know. The reference I used before the game is you’ve got a line of Mersch, Henner and Purcell. Why wouldn’t you want to give them the puck? You’ve got three forwards like that, give them the puck. They want the puck. So give it to them. Makes everybody’s life happier.

On Brodzinski’s performance, his shot, and the idea of him knocking on LA’s door:
I’ve gotta hope and believe he’s knocking on the door. There’s not many guys that are just pure goal scorers. The goal, the one was just an unbelievable shot. And then he had another one on the power play I think it was, the second period, one-timer from a great pass from Teddy, it’s just like oh, man. I could watch him shoot all day. I do, I just watch him shoot all day. I just love it. I watch him in practice and watch him tee up a puck. Goalies don’t stand a chance. That should be outlawed.

Kurtis MacDermid

#56 | 6′ 5″ | 233 lb | Age: 23

Born: March 25, 1994
Birthplace: Sauble Beach, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Left


MacDermid was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on Sept. 12, 2012.

Michael Amadio

#52 | 6′ 1″ | 204 lb | Age: 21

Born: May 13, 1996
Birthplace: Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Amadio was selected by the Kings in the third round (90th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Lintuniemi

#10 | 6′ 3″ | 214 lb | Age: 21

Born: DOB: 9/23/1995
Position: D


Lintuniemi played in 27 games for the HIFK U18 team in Helsinki at 15-years-old, as well as seven games with the Finland U16 team. He made his professional hockey debut with the Monarchs in 2015, and has since begun playing for the Reign.

Brett Sutter

#07 | 6′ 0″ | 192 lb | Age: 29

Born: 6/2/1987
Birthplace: CALGARY, AB
Position: C


Drafted in 2005 by the Calgary Flames, Sutter was traded to the Reign in 2016. He is the son of LA Kings head couch Darryl Sutter, and the eighth member of the Sutter family to play in the NHL.