Dustin Brown’s postgame thoughts…

(on reaching the Western Conference Finals…)
BROWN: “It’s the first time in 20 years, 19 years, whatever it is, so we’re proud of this group, to do that. We probably have a night to enjoy it. We don’t want to be known as the only other Kings team to make it past the second round, though.’’

(on Jonathan Quick’s game…)
BROWN: “We found a way to win the game, and he was a big part of it. We didn’t play very well in the second, and maybe even in the first five minutes of the third. That was reminiscent of what he’s done for us all year. We had maybe a little bit of a letdown in the second. I’ve said this I don’t know how many times, but it’s Quickie being Quickie.’’

(on what he thought after scoring the empty-net goal…)
BROWN: “Just excitement. Once I got around him, I knew it was over. Kopi was probably a little more excited than me. I don’t think he realized how big he is. He jumped about two feet in the air. He was about 27 inches above me.’’

(on the game…)
BROWN: “We didn’t have the offensive attack that we wanted in the second (period) and they were all over us. We found a way to bend but not break, and that is something that this team hasn’t relied on, but learned how to do that when we need to. We regrouped, coming in here, and it was back-and-forth in the third (period), but we found a way.’’

(on winning the series at home…)
BROWN: “There are multiple advantages from a rest standpoint. Obviously, it’s huge not having to get back on a plane and playing Game 5. I can only imagine how happy Kings fans are right now. They’ve been through a rough stretch. To win on home ice is huge for everyone is this room, but it was nice to see the fans get jacked up as much as they could. They haven’t had an opportunity to celebrate that yet at home.’’

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Born: July 26, 1987
Birthplace: Rochester Hills, MI, USA
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Martinez was drafted by the LA Kings in the 2007 Draft, while playing for Miami University. He has since become a two-time Stanley Cup champion and the 17th man in Stanley Cup playoff history to score the Cup-winning goal in overtime.

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#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

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Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right

Bio

Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

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Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
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Handedness: Right

Bio

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Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

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Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
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Bio

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