Official Game Day Thread
Game #42/82 --- 01-12-17
St. Louis Blues -- vs. -- Los Angeles Kings
at Center | Los Angeles, CA
Children's Hospital Los Angeles Blood Drive - starts 3 hours before game time
10/29/16 -- Kings 0, Blues 1
GAME TIME **7:30PM**
TV: Fox Sports West
Radio: 790 KABC and streamed on iHeart Radio
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Kopitar & Pearson Jan 9th Post Game Quotes
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Anze Kopitar, on the loss:
I don’t think we were sharp to the extent where we needed to be. Obviously too many goals against came off our mistakes. Whether that’s losing faceoffs, turning the puck over, losing coverage, it’s just not very characteristic of us. We’ve got to clean that up and sharpen up.
Kopitar, on what the team can clean up at the midpoint of the season:
We’ve got to put together a string of wins here. We still have, what is it, four games left here at home, so we’ve got to make sure that we take care of business at home. We weren’t nearly as consistent as we needed to be. Like I said, we need to put a streak together here and obviously go in the right direction.
Kopitar, on any positives from the offensive outburst:
Yeah, but you’re chasing the game and you’re trying to push the envelope, which in some cases it works, but in the majority of cases it doesn’t work. We’ve got to look at our mistakes first and our goals against first and then we’ll focus on our offense. Yes, we did score four goals, but you can’t expect to win games when you give up five, or six with the empty net.
Tanner Pearson, on losing a game in which the team scored four goals:
I think the whole game we were battling back, I think. When we tied it up we let in another one in pretty quick. It was just that kind of game. You bounce back, and then you still seem to be chasing the whole game. You’ve got to clean things up, look at this one and move forward.
Pearson, on whether there were positives of the offense getting going:
I think maybe battling back, I don’t know. I don’t think there were a whole lot of positives when it comes to losing, so we’ve got to refocus and get ready for the next one.
Subject To Change
Tyler Toffoli (IR)
Jonathan Quick (IR)
Blues Probable Lineup
(courtesy of www2.dailyfaceoff.com
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