December 7 postgame quotes: Dustin Brown - LA Kings Insider

On playing on a line with Justin Williams and Jarret Stoll:
It’s just a good dynamic. Stolly’s always real good on the forecheck. My goal was a result of a good dump. We kind of complement each other. Me and Stick have always kind of had that with Kopi in the middle. I think what happens when Kopi isn’t with us, it becomes more of a puck possession game for me. It gets me down low a lot more as opposed to when I play with Kopi and Stick it’s generally I get in front of the net and try to create havoc for those two. With Stolly he’s that high guy in the slot and he can really shoot it from high and Stick has the low game and I’m the mix.

On L.A.’s puck possession game improving as the game progressed:
I think that’s just the M.O. of our team, just sticking with it. I would imagine we aren’t an easy team to play against. I think that kind of wore on – we got more physical as the game went on. We just needed to be sharper and more of that in the early part of the game.

On Martin Jones:
It’s awesome to see both Scivy and Joner come in and play as well as they have. They made big saves when we’ve needed them to. The other side of that is our other guys stepping up with blocked shots. Ever since Quickie went down, Drew has really been good on the defensive side of the puck. He’s really elevated his game.

On Anze Kopitar’s goal:
I think they caught them on a change and Kopi is a world class player and made a world class move and shot. That shot is not an easy shot to pull off going back against the grain like that, but that’s why he’s Kopi.

On the team’s top players:
We have a lot of guys who do the right thing. Our best player is our best player. Our two best players are both offensively and defensively really sound in Kopi and Dewey. Kopi, if he wanted to cut corners could be probably a 95, 90, 100 point guy, but he plays the game the right way and he’s 80 to whatever. I don’t even know what he gets, around 80 points a year. That’s what makes us successful as a team. We have guys that play the game the right way.

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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


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