March 13, 2012 10:28 pm

Doughty postgame quotes (March 13)

Drew Doughty’s postgame thoughts…

(on the game…)
DOUGHTY: “I think the team showed a lot of character tonight. We started that first period really hard, and I thought we really dominated them. I think that was a big reason why we won the game. We were really disappointed with that loss in Detroit. We never should have lost that game, so to come out here and have a good three periods, it was a big win.’’

(on the good starts to games recently…)
DOUGHTY: “That’s one thing that Darryl is always harping on us about, is to come out hard and get on the forecheck, bang some bodies and let the other team know that we’re not going to hold back and we’re going to be the hardest-working team out there. So we’ve done a great job of that in the last couple games, and I think it’s really key to our success.’’

(on fending off Detroit’s second-period charge, and the Kings’ consistency…)
DOUGHTY: “I thought we were great throughout all three periods, and when we weren’t, Quickie came up big every time. He’s been doing that all year for us, and in that second period he kept us right in there. And then killing off that 5-on-3 was just a huge momentum boost for us. Then getting that goal on the power play was huge as well.’’

(on Kopitar’s shorthanded goal…)
DOUGHTY: “That was a great individual effort by Kopi there. I actually didn’t think it was even going to get a shot off, and then the next thing you know, it was in. Kopi never seems to seems to surprise you. He did a great job there and got our team going.’’

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