December 11 postgame quotes: Drew Doughty
On if anything has changed since Jonathan Quick got hurt:
No. We have confidence in every single player that’s in this organization. Even though it’s hard to fill Quickie’s shoes, these guys have done an unbelievable job at it. It’s great. Both Scrivvy and Jonesy have played stellar for us. We pride ourselves on a good defensive game, we’d like to score a little more offensively, but defense is always first on our minds. We’re the hardest working team defensively, that’s why we don’t give up much.
On Toronto’s offense:
That top line’s a really good line. They create a lot of chances. Besides them, I thought we shut down the other lines pretty well. But that top line did a lot of damage to us, got some good scoring chances. The next time we play them, we’re definitely going to have to pay a little more attention to them.
On the two-on-one opportunity that was blown dead:
I was in shock. I didn’t know the whistle went. I let Slava know he screwed me out of a goal.
On how Los Angeles played:
We didn’t play too well at all. It was probably one of our worst games in a while. We’re happy we got the two points, bottom line. We have the day off tomorrow, get some rest, get back to work.
On his power play goal:
I was going to make the seam pass to Carts and that kind of drew the penalty killer into the middle more which gave me the lane. Toff was in front with a great screen and that hole was huge for me so I threw it up top there.
On scoring a goal in Toronto:
I love it. It’s the team I grew up watching. It wasn’t my favorite team, but it was the team I would always watch when I was growing up. To score here, I had tons of friends and family here so it was good to score in front of them too.
On the start to Martin Jones’ career:
I am sure he didn’t expect to start it this way, that’s for sure. He’s playing unbelievable. He’s playing just good as Quickie does the job. He’s playing great, I don’t even know what to say about it. We have all the confidence in him too. He’s just making huge saves at big times and he’s a great guy too. Great kid and we love having him on the team.