November 2 postgame quotes: Dustin Brown - LA Kings Insider

On what the team did well in the third period:
Getting bodies to the net, and getting the puck there. They had a lot of blocked shots in the first two periods, and when you get bodies to the net, more stuff happens. [Reporter: Were you not doing that enough in the first and second?] I think we were shooting the puck a lot. Again, we’ve got to get on the goalie, and a lot of shots were blocked or missed the net.

On what the team needs to address on the penalty kill:
It’s just details for this team when it comes to the PK. We’ve been struggling on it, and…we’ve got to clear the slate. We’ve shown in the past that we can be a high-percentage PK. It’s just about getting back to basics on it. All PK is work and positioning, so it’s just a matter of doing those two things.

On the challenges of fighting from behind against Nashville:
They sit back. They’re always over the top of the puck, and you’ve got to go through three, four guys to get into their zone. I think the third period, a lot of it was we got in behind them and then forechecked, which is our game.

On the team’s reaction to allowing a late goal after coming back in the third period:
There’s not a lot of doubt in this room. We’ve been through a lot together as a group. It’s one of those things where you’ve got to just try to find a way to get back to even. Kopi, our best player, has the ouck and it just rolls off his stick on a tap-in. We’ve got to find a way to do it, though.

On Tyler Toffoli:
Good offensively. He had a couple really good shots. He got the puck to the net on the power play goal and fit right in.

On returning alongside Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams:
I’ve played with both those guys long enough that it doesn’t really take long. They had to switch lines up there, and we found a way to get back into the game, but again, a late goal.

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Jake Muzzin

#6 | 6′ 3″ | 216 lb | Age: 27

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


Muzzin was drafted in 2007 by the Pittsburgh Penguins, before signing to the Kings in 2010. He has since become the first Woodstock, Ontario professional athlete to win a major sports trophy.

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

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


As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

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


Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

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


Toffoli is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward, drafted by the Kings in the second round of the 2010 Draft. Toffoli scored his first career NHL goal in his second game in a 4–0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes in 2013. He was also named the 2012–13 AHL All-Rookie Team.

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

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


Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left


Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.