March 11, 2013 10:49 pm

March 11 postgame quotes: Drew Doughty

On the balance of advancing the puck with Jake Muzzin:
“I think our offensive game’s pretty good together. Obviously, I’m usually getting that puck at the blueline, but since he can make plays now, maybe that’ll up a little more space for me that I haven’t had in the past few seasons, so I’m looking forward to that.”

On what he expects from Phoenix tomorrow:
“I’m still expecting them to come out hard. They’re a good team. They always play us hard. They’re hard on the forecheck. They bang bodies, and it’s never fun going into their building and playing. Tomorrow’s game’s going to be a rough one, but we’ve got to come out with a win. It’s all we can really say.”

On what was successful on the penalty kill:
“Quickie was making some big saves, that’s for sure. We kind of did a different kind of forecheck, and that was kind of working out. In the zone, he had good sticks. We weren’t giving them those lanes to shoot, and when they did get a shot, we were blocking them if Quickie didn’t have to save it. We need to continue to improve on our PK, because it can definitely win us a few points like it did tonight.”

On Jarret Stoll getting in the way of passing lanes:
“And Stolly blocked a few shots, too. I thought Stoll was probably our best PK’er all night. He’s always been great at that, and that’s why he’s such a huge part of the team, especially on the penalty kill.”

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