Doughty postgame quotes - LA Kings Insider

Drew Doughty’s postgame thoughts…

(on thinking he had scored late in the third period…)
DOUGHTY: “I got a whack at the puck, and I didn’t really know where it went because I couldn’t see, but I thought it went in. I think I started to celebrate, and unfortunately it didn’t go in. … I couldn’t see the puck. I just took a whack at it and hoped for the best, that kind of thing, and it didn’t go in. I wish it had.”

(on not scoring on the five-minute power play…)
DOUGHTY: “Going into overtime, we still had a minute and 36 seconds, something like that, to score a goal. We weren’t going to rush anything. We were going to make sure we made the right plays, made the right passes. It was a great opportunity for us. We should have scored. We didn’t, and our season is over. Myself, being the power play, I’m pretty disappointed that we didn’t score there.”

(on losing in the first round…)
DOUGHTY: “We’re still not happy with the way it ended. I think we easily could have won that series. We blew that big lead. Tonight we could have won and then we lost that first one in OT as well. Not happy with the way we lost. We had our ups and downs this season, and we’ve got to learn from those downs, obviously, but overall I’m really proud of my teammates.”

(on ending the season…)
DOUGHTY: “I really thought we could win the series. I know all of us in here did. We’re disappointed we lost but overall this season went all right. We had our ups and downs and we got to look forward to next year. … We all want a win here, there’s no doubt. … We love playing here, we love playing for the Kings, we love playing hockey and playoff hockey is so much fun. No one in here wanted to lose today obviously, and we fully believe we could have won it that’s why we’re so disappointed.”

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