Anze Kopitar, on where the breakdowns took place:
I think first and foremost it just seemed like we pulled back a little bit and we weren’t attacking as much as we did in the first two periods. They were able to capitalize on that, but it was just a couple of fluky goals, really. The first one, Brownie’s just trying to get the puck out and he hits the guy in the skate. That kind of stuff happens. It cost us a couple points tonight.
Anze Kopitar, on whether there was more the team could have done:
There’s always more to do, but it is what it is now. It’s something that now we’ve got to obviously take into consideration and see what we can improve on and make sure we’re ready on Tuesday.
Kopitar, on what can be cleaned up:
Obviously it’s going to be tough to win when you just score one goal. We definitely had some chances. Got to capitalize on that, and at the same time, just managing the puck a little bit better.
Kopitar, on what San Jose does well in their own zone:
They always flood one side of the ice, try to limit you to just one side. We were trying to chance the point of the attack and just create some stuff, but they were pretty good tonight.
Tyler Toffoli, on what was missing from the offensive attack:
I mean, we had our chances. We just didn’t capitalize on our opportunities tonight.
Toffoli, on whether the game was as tight-checking as expected:
I mean, it’s always the same thing when we play this team. It’s not a surprise. We had the lead. We blew it, and it sucks.
Toffoli, on trying to get through the neutral zone:
I mean, I thought we had our chances. We did our job. We had really good opportunities to score and put them away, and we didn’t do that. They scored their one and got a lucky bounce out of the second one.
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