November 12 postgame quotes: Drew Doughty - LA Kings Insider

On starting the trip with one point despite dominating territorially:
I thought we played pretty good, actually. Up until the start of the third, they had seven or eight shots. They didn’t create much against us. They just capitalized on their scoring chances they did have. Our power play didn’t score a goal tonight, which we would have like to have had, but it didn’t work out that way.

On whether it was “as simple as Ryan Miller taking a point away from the Kings”:
Yeah, I think so. As good as he played, when you’re getting that many shots on a guy, that means you’re not doing something right if you’re not scoring. We just didn’t get enough bodies in front and [didn’t] bang in the rebounds. That’s why we lost.

On whether he could see Quick communicating with the bench when he was injured:
I didn’t notice until I got on the ice, and then he finally went down. It’s too bad. Hopefully he recovers quick and is ready to go.

On how hard it is to give up a point despite dominating territorially:
It sucks. I’m not happy that we lost. I’m happy, I guess, in a way, that we got one point out of it, even though we deserved to get two. We can’t just say it was bad luck or that Buffalo didn’t deserve to win. They won because they scored more goals than us, and…we only got [two], and that’s why we lost. Bottom line.

On what he saw in Buffalo in the two games over the past week:
I felt like today’s game, they came a little harder at us. Their forecheck was a little tougher to get by, and they were finishing their checks a little more. That makes it tougher for us to get some flow into the game and to be able to create chances offensively. So I think they were a lot better tonight than they were in the first game, but I still wish we had beat them, obviously.

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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


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Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

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


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Drew Doughty

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


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