March 14, 2012 5:15 pm

Richards gave up credit for goal

For a while last night, it seemed as though Mike Richards had ended his 24-game goal drought. Richards was given credit for a goal after Drew Doughty’s shot from the blue line got deflected in the slot and got past Jimmy Howard. The play actually went to video review, to make sure Richards hadn’t knocked it in with a high stick. Further review showed that the shot actually deflected off Detroit’s Ian White, and Richards told the officials that he never touched the puck, so credit for the goal who went to Doughty. Give Richards credit for not claiming the goal in order to end his drought…

DOUGHTY: “I guess it just hit (Ian) White. Rick [Mike Richards] said, right off the bat, that it didn’t hit him. It would kind of been nice to get him one, because I know once he gets one, he’s going to get on a roll and get a bunch.’’

Speaking of getting on a roll, Dustin Brown rolls on, with at least one point in nine consecutive games. Asked what had changed for him of late, Brown joked, “I changed my pregame meal.’’

BROWN: “Just feeling good. Hockey is a game of ups and downs. I feel like I’m just maybe simplifying my game a bit. Kopi and Williams are also playing at a pretty good level, and our D are starting to get shots through, on our offensive side of the game. Right now, I’m just feeling good.’’

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