Okay, it’s not actually a message to the Kings, but it is a sentiment he recently shared in an interview with Bob Wage of ‘Canes Country. After the Kings’ recent spate of losses, their fans are looking for answers. I’m sure the players are searching for some answers too concerning their effort, lack of success on the power play, and basically on how things seem to be bouncing the wrong way. What Joni is saying is nothing new, in fact hockey players and fans hear this message all the time. But like any good mantra, it needs to be repeated aloud and ad nauseum.
Here is a quote from the interview on the ‘Canes Country blog:
Q: How do you deal with the highs and lows of playing professional hockey?
Pitkanen: You never get too high or too low. You play so many games, If you have one good game, the next day it doesn’t matter. You just start the next game and it doesn’t matter what you did yesterday. The more games you play, you learn that. Like when you’re younger, you might get too excited. But then you have a bad game, and you get depressed. The best thing to do is when the game is over, you forget what was good and what was bad and go on to the next game.
Keep that in mind as you head into the game on Wednesday in Montreal, Kings fans.
Puck drops on Wednesday in Montreal at 4:30 pm PT, 7:30 pm ET.
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Written by Eric Cooney
Eric Cooney was born in Pennsylvania, grew up in North Carolina, and lives in Los Angeles, CA. He shares his thoughts on the NHL as one man who is a northerner, southerner, east coaster, and west coaster. Follow him on Twitter @EricCooney