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John Stevens Answers Questions After The Los Angeles Kings Lost 3-2 To The Vegas Golden Knights

from Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider,

On the game turning in the third period:
I actually thought we played a really solid hockey game, but all three goals came from plays off the wall. The first goal came from a stalled puck on a forecheck where we got beat off the wall, the second goal came from a play we got beat off the wall, the third goal came from a play off a faceoff. So there are some critical errors at critical times that ended up costing us the hockey game. It’s unfortunate. I thought we made a good push here tonight and created a lot more zone time and made Fleury work a little harder than he had to this point of this series, but some critical errors at critical times along the wall end up costing you.

On Erik Haula’s hit on Anze Kopitar:
Yeah. We get a guy suspended for making a hockey play, and he butt ends one of the best players in the world in the face with the butt end of his stick. So, if I was confused before, I’m bewildered now. That’s an intent-to-injure play. I don’t like hard hockey – I love hard hockey. Good, honest, hard hockey, I love it, and Kopitar’s about as tough of a guy as you can find. You guys make the judgement, because it’s a bunch of B.S., to be honest with you.

more from Stevens...

Below, watch the talked about butt-end and the game highlights (VGK now up 3-0 in the series).

 

 

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