January 19 postgame quotes: Muzzin, Iafallo - LA Kings Insider

Jake Muzzin, on whether the lack of goals is due to not finishing enough:
I think that has a little bit to do with. You know, I hate to say bad luck, I’m not going to say that. But we had opportunities to score. Not bearing down on our opportunities. I think even the goal we scored tonight, get a puck to the net and get ugly goals. I mean we’ve got to start with those and we’ll carry on from there.

Muzzin, on Jonathan Quick’s play:
It was unreal. It was unreal.

Muzzin, on six-straight losses:
Yeah. We’ve been talking about it and I think we’ve just got to go and play. I mean, losing streaks are going to happen throughout seasons and it’s how you respond to them. So we’ve got to respond.

Alex Iafallo, on what it’s going to take for the team to start scoring more goals:
We’ve got to play a full 60 and I think we’ve got to be consistent with driving pucks to the net and making sure we’re getting to the net and not just going there, you know? I feel like we’ve got to just have a better stick and a have good net presence.

Iafallo, on whether the team needs to play with more urgency:
Yeah, full urgency thoroughout the whole game and, you know, it’s coming. I feel like we’ve just got to stick to our game plan and stay consistent throughout the whole game.

Iafallo, on whether the team needs to start scoring more “ugly” goals:
Oh yeah, those are the goals we need. Especially when you go on a losing streak like this, you’ve got to get those garbage goals. And those gave us momentum and that’s when you start getting confidence.

Iafallo, on how the team is keeping morale up:
Just having fun, you know. I mean at the end of the day we’re still playing hockey, you know. And we’ve got to stay positive on the bench and learn from our mistakes and make sure we’re coming to the rink ready to go.

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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left


Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left


As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right


Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left


Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.