May 8 morning skate quotes: Regehr, Brown - LA Kings Insider

Robyn Regehr, on the team’s strong defensive play throughout much of Game 4:
“To stay aggressive and assertive, especially on the pucks, on bodies, and when we do get the puck to make the responsible play, and I think that that’s what you saw. Guys were creating turnovers, and once we got the puck, we were doing a very good job in getting it in behind the Blues and just forechecking. Make them come through each one of us again. When you do that, it’s tough, because if there’s any little mistake that’s made, then it’s a turnover and you can go at them again. So that’s what we had to do, and also when the puck was in our zone, we’ve made some adjustments to their forecheck. I’m not going to go into that, but we’ve made some adjustments there, and we’re doing a better job here the last couple games of dealing with that.”

Regehr, on whether momentum is on the Kings’ side:
“I don’t know if you can really gauge that too much. I think what’s going to happen is there’s going to be a big push here at the start of this game, and we’re well aware of that. We know what we have to do, and we have to deal with that. How we deal with that is going to be a big part of this game coming up, and how we push back. Those are the kind of things that we’re thinking about and we’re aware of.”

Regehr, on his nose:
“I can breathe. [Reporter: You can smell the smelly equipment in here?] Yeah, it’s actually good if you can’t smell inside a hockey dressing room.”

Regehr, on what has to happen to allow a road team to win a game in the series:
“Well, I think if you look at the first two games, even though the scores were very close, I think you ask guys in this dressing room, and they’ll tell you that we didn’t play particularly well. It was a little bit flattering, I think, Jonathan kept us in the first game and we were outplayed quite badly in stretches. The second game was a little closer, but we just have to do a better job of playing the type of game that we did in three and four, and bring that on the road. It shouldn’t matter what building you’re playing in, or what opponent you’re playing. There’s a certain way that we have to play, and we have to go out and execute that each and every time we go [out].”

Brown, on limiting post-whistle scrums:
“Yeah, I think the games are too important. The penalty, power plays – they’re too important to be getting revenge after the whistles. It’s during the play that you really play hard and make it hard on them. After-the-whistle stuff, you’ve just got to leave that alone.”

Brown, on the physicality of the series:
“Yeah, I mean we knew this coming in. It’s probably more of the same in Game 5. It’s not like anything has changed for either team, really. It’s just a matter of preparing to do the right things to win.”

Brown, on four consecutive one-goal games:
“I mean, we knew it was going to be a tight series. If you look at the way the teams are built, what each team is good at, we’re both really good defensive teams and both have good goalies so you’ve got to work really hard to find goals. I think it’s going to be more of the same in Game 5. I mean, like I said before, nothing’s changed for either team, really. It’s just getting ready to go again.”

Brown on what the team has to do to transfer its success at home to the road:
“Simplify. I mean, we have our gameplan. It’s a matter of executing that. I know there’s a lot of that just simplifying your decision making. Sometimes it’s just a chip-in as opposed to trying to make a riskier play for a better opportunity. Sometimes it’s grinding it out. It’s important for us just to take care of the details.”

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