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Scuderi on Game 5 loss: ‘At least we gave ourselves a chance’

Jun 9, 2013, 9:19 AM EDT

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Last night’s double-overtime loss will ultimately be chalked up as a disappointment for the Los Angeles Kings, but considering they made it into the extra periods says a lot about them.

After getting down 2-0 in the first period, things could’ve gotten out of hand fast. Instead they battled to help force overtime and that’s something defenseman Rob Scuderi is proud of as Jon Rosen of L.A. Kings Insider shares.

“Unfortunately we were stopped here in the Western Conference Finals, but I mean, overall I’m pretty proud of the team, especially considering tonight in that early 2-0 hole, it looks like we could kind of fold up shop and call it a season to a better team on home ice, but we battled back,” Scuderi said. “We stayed with it, and at least we gave ourselves a chance.”

“As much as it is a disappointing feeling to lose here tonight and to not have a chance to repeat, I’m not ashamed of our group and the effort that we put forward.”

It was a valiant playoffs for the defending champs as they battled back against St. Louis in the first-round and then went seven tough games with San Jose in the Conference semifinals. Things didn’t turn out the same way this season, but considering the group of players they’ve got, these Kings won’t be going away next season.

  1. patthehockeyfan - Jun 9, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Couldn’t agree more with Scuderi. While I’m disappointed the season is over for the Kings, I am beyond proud of them without exception.

    KINGS IN 2014!!!

  2. aldog83 - Jun 9, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    Thank you LA Kings for a wonderful 2 yr run!

    We are proud!

    Look forward not backwards!

    Go Kings Go!

    Heart of a Champion!

  3. kingsforever - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    Classy man

  4. jonkchar - Jun 9, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    wish PIT never gave this guy up!

  5. kaptaanamerica - Jun 9, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    LA got screwed over in game 3 against SJ by the refs and it cost them. if they win that game they finish off SJ in 5, instead bad refereeing forces them to play 2 extra games where Richards, Williams, etc… get injured and the team gets even more tired. Then they have to play back to backs and lose both against Chicago.

    Its a joke. Chicago doesn’t deserve the win. LA got jobbed just like the Penguins, by the refereeing, but that’s the NHL these days. Bruins would have still won that series I believe, but LA is better than Chicago.

    • 19to77 - Jun 9, 2013 at 4:04 PM

      Typical. “Either we win, or it’s a conspiracy.”

    • mnhockey17 - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:56 AM

      LA isn’t the better team.The Blackhawks were the better team in this series and thats why they are moving onto the Finals.

  6. LoyalFan34yrsGoKings - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:29 AM

    Either you shutup or you don’t

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