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Postgame Quotes: Game 3 at LA

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Postgame Quotes: Game 3 at LA
POSTGAME QUOTES
2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round Game 3
Kings lead 2-1
Anaheim 3 vs. Los Angeles 1

May 8, 2014
Staples Center
ANAHEIM DUCKS

Ben Lovejoy
On tonight’s win

It plants a seed of doubt. That was our goal tonight. We wanted to come out with a 60-minute effort which we absolutely did. We played a smart game tonight. That’s what we need to do against a real solid team like the Kings.

On his third period goal
That was the first [fist] pump of my life. That was a pretty special goal for me. It’s not necessarily my job, but it was fun.

Corey Perry
The team’s never-say-die mentality

We have a lot of character in this room, and a lot of depth. We knew it was our biggest game of the year. We couldn’t afford to lose this one. We had to come out and play a strong game. I thought our whole team stepped up and played well.

On the mindset heading into Game 4
It’s going to be another tough one. The games are getting tougher and tougher. You have to ramp your game up, be ready to play and be ready to pay the price.

Head coach Bruce Boudreau
On Selanne’s power-play goal
It was a rush that was a broken play. I thought Nick Bonino made a really great pass, but the reason Teemu Selanne has almost 700 goals is because he goes to the net and stops. That’s why the puck went in.

On tweaking the lineup
I thought Sami Vatanen was great. I thought he was the best player on the ice for both teams tonight. That change was good. I thought Frederik Andersen was good. I can’t call it minor changes after the game when those two guys have those kinds of games. I thought Kyle Palmieri had some good chances and gave some life to the other line.

LOS ANGELES KINGS

Jeff Carter
On tonight's game

We made some turnovers that cost us. We were pretty sloppy in the neutral zone and turned pucks over and getting rushes the other way, that’s something we didn’t do the first two games, so we have to clean that up. We have to be hard on pucks, make strong plays and get pucks deep.

Mike Richards
On tonight's game

The Ducks played harder than us tonight, they executed better. They were a desperate team and they showed up. We know what it’s like to be in that position, and if the other team is more desperate than we are, they are probably going to have more success. It’s difficult to battle from behind, they got the early power-play goal and it seemed like we were trying to play catch up. We probably didn’t execute on many of our passes especially in the second period there, and give them credit they played good defensively and kept us to the outside and we didn’t get too many quality chances.

Head coach Darryl Sutter
On home ice not being a factor

It is not that it does not come into play, tonight was a pretty well-played game. We could have won tonight, we could have won last game.

On his team's performance
I thought we played really well, I’m sure they are going to say that too. The difference in the game was a turnover when it was 1-1, and you have a penalty kill.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 77 13 50 14 63
C. Perry 82 34 28 2 62
R. Kesler 79 21 32 5 53
R. Rakell 72 20 23 -1 43
J. Silfverberg 82 20 19 8 39
S. Vatanen 71 9 29 8 38
A. Cogliano 82 9 23 2 32
H. Lindholm 80 10 18 7 28
C. Fowler 69 5 23 -8 28
C. Stewart 56 8 12 2 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Gibson 21 13 4 .920 2.07
A. Khudobin 3 3 0 .909 2.70

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