Carolina Hurricanes beat the Los Angeles Kings 5:4: REACTIONS
by SEAD DEDOVIC | VIEW 327
The Carolina Hurricanes beat the Los Angeles Kings 5:4. Carolina coach Rod Brind'Amour was amazed by the sacrifice of his team, which did not want to give up even a single moment. "It was a great third [period],"-Rod Brind'Amour said, as quoted by nhl.com "Give them credit for not packing it in.
It's 4-1 going into the third, not playing very well. We decided to put a good effort up and got rewarded." Kings coach Todd McLellan knew what was waiting for him and that the opposing team would do their best. He is satisfied with his team's performance in certain moments of the match.
"We knew they were going to have a push. We thought we could handle it," -Todd McLellan said. "I actually thought we didn't play a terrible period. The first two periods, I thought we played an outstanding game." Aho gave his comment on the match.
"Obviously a huge goal by [Stastny] at first, then I felt like Staal's line got us going," Aho said. "The rest of us kind of followed. Huge goal by [Teravainen] on the power play, and obviously a good OT."
Drew Doughty is not satisfied with how his team behaved in the third part of the match.
"We were just playing hard, playing the way the coaches wanted us to play," Doughty said. "We were making good passes, scoring big goals. That was a really good second period by us, but I guess the bottom line is we just messed it up in the third." Brind'Amour believes that his team needs a break.
"These guys need a break," Brind'Amour said. "You see how hard they play all year. That could have easily been, we've had a good run, we've done pretty well. They gave it what they had. I appreciate that about the group."