Official Game Day Thread
Game #30/82 --- 12-07-17

Ottawa Senators - vs.- Los Angeles Kings

at Center | Los Angeles, CA

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Previous Meeting:

10/24/17 -- Kings 3, Senators 2 SO

GAME TIME **7:30PM**

TV: **Fox Sports West**

Radio: 790 KABC or NHL app

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Anze Kopitar & Marian Gaborik Dec 5th Post Game Quotes

Read more quotes and articles at Jon Rosen's Blog here

Anze Kopitar, on reviving his chemistry with Marian Gaborik in the third period:

Yeah. I mean, I donít think the first two periods were very energetic. I think the whole building kind of felt that. But then, being down one going into the third, you kind of have to throw everything out there, and obviously scoring pretty quick in the third, that certainly helped, and then getting a little bit of a lucky bounce on Ö Adrianís goal, obviously weíll take Ďem. We were just able to lock the game down. They didnít have much in the third, and I think we did a good job.
Kopitar, on Gaborikís goal scoring ability:

You give him the puck in the areas that he needs them to score, more often than not heís going to put it in. Thatís what weíre going to need from him going forward, too.
Kopitar, on six consecutive wins:

We had a pretty good start, and right now, it certainly feels good. It was just nice. Weíre feeling confident. I think you can kind of tell that we have that swagger back. Maybe it was missing in that little slump that we were in. Itís fun now, itís exciting, and we want to keep it rolling.

Marian Gaborik, on reviving his chemistry with Kopitar:

I think getting more comfortable each game, and obviously the lines changed, but itís a long season, so itís going to be going back-and-forth, but whatever it takes to win games. Tonight, it clicked pretty well for us, and again, the third period was huge for us. Weíve got to fix some problems prior to that so we donít get down in the hole and have to dig ourselves out again. But the second period, we need to kind of work on, and overall, big game.
Gaborik, on the win:
It feels pretty good. We have two more games at home. Obviously home games have been an issue for us a little bit lately, so coming off the road, itís a huge two points, so hopefully we can get another four before we head out east.
Gaborik, on how the team summoned the third period energy:

I donít know, I mean, weíre desperate. Just tried to create more energy within our group. We tried to play more in their zone and just the desperation, like I said, the third period has been very good for us this year. We just dug in and tied it up and then kind of a fluky goal, the third goal, and just kept going from there, so it was a big effort by everyone.
Gaborik, on the milestones established in the win:

It feels definitely good. 400 goals, Iím very proud of it. Congrats to Kopi for his 500th assist. Itís kind of ironic his 500th assist assisted on my 400th goal, especially against my former team, as well. So, yeah, it feels good, for sure.
Gaborik, on whether heíll split the puck with Kopitar:

Yeah, we talked about it a little bit. Kopi said to keep it. Johnny came in and said itís going to stay with the organization. [Laughs]

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Kings Injuries:

Jeff Carter (IR)
Kyle Clifford(IR)
Andy Adreoff (IR)



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The Senators have 3 D-men (Karlsson, Phaneuf, Wideman) in their top 10 points scorers. The Kings have 2 (Doughty & Muzzin). How many points will be scored by DEFENSEMEN from both teams in this game?

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