October 24 postgame quotes: Kempe, Kuemper

Adrian Kempe, on whether his shootout move was one of his go-tos:
I’ve got a couple different ones, but if I keep scoring on that one, obviously it’s going to be my first move. But sometimes you’ve got to read the goalie and know what he’s good at too. So I mean it worked today. I was happy with that.

Kempe, his third-period goal:
Yeah, I mean he (Mike Condon) had the puck and I was going to choose between both sides there and I heard the d-man calling for it so I tried to go over there and he gave it to my tape there. So I tried to take it to the net and the five-hole was open so I just tried to put it between his legs there.

Kempe, on skating with Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson on the second line:
I think we created some good chances. We had some really good plays. We definitely should have probably buried one or two out there. I like to play with them. They’re really good skaters as well and they were playing the game very well. I just tried to play my game and create opportunities for them. We had a couple opportunities that we maybe should have scored on but I think overall we had a pretty good game.

Kempe, on playing back-to-back after losing yesterday:
I mean, that’s really big. Obviously we weren’t happy with the result we had yesterday so we just wanted to try to bounce back today and I think we played a good game and we got the result we wanted to.

Kempe, on whether confidence is a part of his game:
I’m just trying to play my game and play the way the team plays and I get more confidence after every game. So I mean, that’s good for me and just try to skate as much as possible and try to create opportunities for my linemates and play the way the other guys want to.

Kempe, on his interpretation of what “Kings-style hockey” is:
We want to play fast. We want to be a faster team than we’ve been before. And we’re known for playing a physical game and we want to have the puck and put bodies in front of the net and put as many pucks as possible in there. And I think that’s what we’ve been doing this year so far, so I’m happy with the way we’re playing right now.

Darcy Kuemper, on his performance:
I just tried to go out there and play within the structure that Billy’s given me. The guys played great in front of me, and I just tried to do my part. It was nice that the whole team got rewarded tonight.

Kuemper, on the first goal he allowed:
Yeah, it dipped a couple of feet on me. It kind of sucks when something like that happens early in the game and all of a sudden they got one but you’ve just got to stick with it.

Kuemper, on finding a way to win:
I thought we played great all game. I thought we generated a lot and weren’t really getting rewarded, so it was nice to catch a break at the end for the tying goal. Just a gritty win, back-to-back win, sticking with it right down to the end.

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