February 19, 2013 10:37 pm

February 19 postgame quotes: Drew Doughty

On whether it appears this game sent the team in the right direction:
“Yeah, it does, but we can’t look too far ahead like that. We’ve got to just look at that first shift of that next game and how important it is. We’re going to study Calgary tomorrow before the game and know what to expect from them and know that coaches put everything in place for us.”

On Jonathan Quick’s big saves:
“Quickie always makes big saves. That’s just Quickie. He was great. I think he made like three breakaway saves. That’s huge. If those go in, that’s a completely different game. We probably don’t win it. We rely on Quickie maybe a little bit too much sometimes, but we’re so confident in him back there – both our goalies.”

On whether the second period shot discrepancy in L.A.’s favor is anything more than a coincidence:
“I think a lot of times it’s because after the first period – we’ve played so bad in the first – we come in and Darryl yells at us and we as a team kind of get on each other to step it up and wake up. It’s not a good thing that we’re having bad firsts, but it’s a good thing that we’re having good seconds. So now we’ve just got to continue to be better in that first, and if we can continue being like that in the second, we should have the lead by the third and shut teams down from there.”

On playing with different defensive partners:
“I’m playing with a a lot of guys. They were kind of rotating me through Drewiske, Ellerby and Muzzin, and I like that. At the same time it’s good to have one partner that you’re used to playing with, but switching it up and trying to create some offense or having more of a solid D-pairing out there is a good thing.”

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