April 5 postgame quotes: LoVerde, Lintuniemi, Amadio - LA Kings Insider

Vincent LoVerde, on what went wrong in the third period:
We got that goal to pull within one. A couple unfortunate bounces. Things didn’t go our well. San Jose played well.

LoVerde, on what San Jose did well in the first period:
They were just moving pucks. We knew they were a good team and they were going to come out hard. They were just moving pucks, chipping pucks deep, playing hard. They came out hard and I thought we adjusted well later in the first as the game started to go along.

LoVerde, on what needs to be better going into San Diego:
We just need to keep playing. This one’s done, it’s over with. Move on, get ready for San Diego here. Like you said, it was a tough one. It’s not ideal, it’s not what we wanted but just got to regroup here and get ready to play the next one.

Alex Lintuniemi, on why the game got away from the Reign in the third:
They’ve got a good squad. We came out a little slow in the first but we picked up in the second and third we played pretty good until they scored three goals in a row like bang, bang, bang. Other than that, we just gotta clean it up and be better.

Lintuniemi, on how the Reign manage times when being outshot heavily:
We’re just trying to stay calm on the bench and just stay calm not go in panic mode or anything. Just make plays like we know we can do. We know we’re a good hockey club but we were not our best today.

Lintuniemi, on how the Reign can break out of their recent funk:
These are big games obviously. We just gotta find a way to come out better in the first, get a better start than we did. It all just comes down to who’s executing better so we just gotta be a little more sharp in San Diego.

Mike Amadio, on why San Jose was able to break through:
They just kept coming. They buried their chances, I think that was the biggest difference. We had some chances. Their goalie played really well. They just capitalized, that was the difference.

Amadio, on playing with different linemates was hard:
Not so much. I think every time you go out there you just want to compete. I think we needed to get more pucks in on their D, get their D turning, more shots on net. I think that was the difference for us.

Amadio, on what the Reign need to do to have better starts:
I think we just need to come out strong. Get our feet under us, get moving. Get pucks deep … I think that’s what we need to do.

Amadio, on facing San Diego in four of the last five:
We just need to get back to playing our game. I know they’ve been playing well and we just need to get back, back to the little things, being simple and doing other things right and work as hard as we can.

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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.