Drew Doughty’s postgame thoughts…

(on the Kings’ defensive success…)
DOUGHTY: “I think, from day one, this team has been a great defensive team, and we’re just trying to stick to the same thing. They’ve got a lot of speed up front. They’ve got some good shooters and a lot of talent up there. We just have to keep things simple. We don’t want to make turnovers. That’s one of the key things. If we’re making turnovers, the other team is going to come back and put some pucks in the net. I think we’ve been doing a good job with that, but we’ve still got better. Quickie, he’s been playing great in net.’’

(on the Kings’ penalty-kill success…)
DOUGHTY: “I don’t even know if there’s anything specific. Our PK has been good all year, doing the same things. When we’re getting the puck, we’re making sure we’re getting (full-ice) clears. We want to get good sticks in lanes and be hard on them, not giving them a lot of room, guys like Sedin and Kesler. They’re good at making those passes, across seams. Once they get the puck, we’re trying to jump them right away and create turnovers.’’

(on the message during the second intermission…)
DOUGHTY: “Darryl came in here right away, right after the period was over, and told us we had better. We gave up a goal on the first shift of the second period, and going into the third he wanted to make sure we didn’t do the same thing. We wanted to get one ourselves. He came in here and he didn’t want us to lay off the pedal. We didn’t play a good game here tonight. We’ve got a lot better, and we definitely have to show that.’’

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Bio

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