October 24 postgame quotes: Drew Doughty - LA Kings Insider

On allowing a four-goal comeback in the win:
It’s not good. We’re not happy that we did that. We obviously have got to review some things. We sat back a little bit too much, and that’s something you can’t do when you have the lead. You have to keep the foot on the gas pedal, and you’ve got continuing to try and get more and more goals.

On Mike Richards’ shorthanded goal, and whether it was a “turning point”:
For sure…That is probably the turning point in the game. We had that four-nothing lead. We came out hot, came out good, but we let the team back in the game. If they got that next goal, there’s no way we’re coming back and winning that game. Thanks to Mike getting that goal, he lifted our spirits back up, and from there on out, I think we knew we were going to win that game.

On what Darryl Sutter said during the team’s third period timeout:
I don’t even know what he said in that timeout. I was just kind of thinking to myself, ‘I’ve got to get this team back going and show my leadership – show it on the ice and off the ice.’

On taking a lot of shots and getting shots through traffic:
I’ve been working on that for a long time. I’ve kind of got a couple of little moves I work on in practice every day – sometimes just a slap shot, sometimes it’s one timers, sometimes it’s just a quick snap shot. It’s all about where I get the puck. Really, I’m not even aiming for the net half the time. I’m just aiming for trying to get it by the player in front of me’s shin pad. Guys can get sticks on that. The puck can find its way to the net, and as long as I’m getting it by that shot blocker, that’s what I’m trying to do.

On whether he enjoys the righty-righty power play pairing with Slava Voynov:
Yeah, I love playing with Slava. Me and Slava too are great buddies off the ice. We’re always talking about the power play and things that when we want to do, even when we’re just driving together. We really want to make that work, and I thought we did pretty well tonight. But we can do better.

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#6 | 6′ 3″ | 216 lb | Age: 27

Born: Feb 21, 1989
Birthplace: Woodstock, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Left


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


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#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

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


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


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


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Handedness: Left


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