Brown postgame quotes - LA Kings Insider

Dustin Brown’s postgame thoughts…

(on the series…)
BROWN: “Sometimes you have to lose before you can win. There’s a lot to learn from this series. We had the momentum, and it can switch just like that. That’s what we can learn from this whole series. It’s a huge learning experience. We lost, but we had games in our grasp, and that’s something that, this time of year, it’s disappointing. From a team standpoint, I’m proud of the group and how we played. A lot of guys, this was their first time for this, and it’s a whole different level from the regular season. This is a learning experience for everyone. You’ve got guys who have been through it, but they can’t sit there and tell you about it. You have to experience it, and that’s part of the process.”

(on learning from this experience…)
BROWN: “Definitely. We have to. Like I said, this is a first for a lot of guys, and we have to learn from this experience. We had a chance to secure the series and we let it slip by. That’s something we have to learn from. In a year’s time, if we’re sitting here having this same conversation, then we haven’t learned anything at all. That’s the difference. It didn’t happen this year, but this series, right now, might be the turning point for this team. Come this time next year, we might not be having this conversation at all. It’s a matter of what we can take from this series.”

(on the matchup against the Canucks…)
BROWN: “We finished one point behind them in the standings. We had them pinned to the ground in Game 4 and let it get away. We win that game and the series is 3-1, probably has a different outlook. As you look back, it is a huge growing experience. It is kind of like what we went through last year, but this is a whole different aspect, being in the playoffs. I think it is something we need to reflect on later.”

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