January 31, 2013 11:16 pm

January 31 Postgame Quotes: Dustin Brown

On whether he was surprised that the game wasn’t more one-sided, considering the opportunities:

“That’s sometimes how it goes. I thought, like I said, we played a pretty good D-game. We had some good offensive chances. Probably not enough. But you get to a shootout, and it’s just that.”

On whether the game was a squandered opportunity, considering the run of play:

“I mean, every point’s important. You can look at it two ways. We got one point, and obviously you want to get that second one in a shootout, but I think if we limit our chances against, like we did tonight, it’s a good thing for us. We’ve just got to build on that and, again, find the dirty areas on the offensive side of the game.”

On Saturday’s game in Anaheim:

“It’s a game we start preparing for tomorrow morning, and we haven’t played the Ducks. They got off to a pretty good start. We’ve got to be aware of their top couple of lines. Even their third line, I think, is playing really well for them right now. It’s no different for the team in here. It’s always taken us 20 guys to have a good game, and it’s going to be the same in Anaheim.”

On the heavy imbalance of road games approaching:

“Again, it’s whichever way you look at it. We get a lot of our road games out of the way. I think it’s more important for us as players, individually and as a group, to recognize the schedule and more importantly just take care of yourself off the ice, because with the travel and the schedule, that’s probably the most important thing – keeping up on your off-ice.”

On where the team is at after losing in a shootout following two consecutive wins:

“Like I said, I’d take that game most nights. I mean, we limited them to less than 15 shots, I think. Not many grade-A scoring chances. We’re going to have to find a way to score goals right now. We played the first two periods entirely in their zone. Most of the time you’re going to take that. Obviously it’s a different outcome than you want.”

On limiting Nashville to 11 shots in regulation:

“I don’t know if you can get much better than that. Like I said, I thought we played a lot of time in their zone, and that wore on them. Sometimes that’s how the game goes. You get to a shootout, and it’s a shootout.”

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