January 4 postgame quotes: Dustin Brown - LA Kings Insider

On the third period:
It wasn’t really much different from the first or second. The difference is burying our chances. I mean we had – I thought especially in the second – we had a lot of really good chances and Luongo made some big saves for them. And finally we broke through. Part of it is just sticking with the program and grinding on them and wearing out their defensemen. They played four defensemen a lot of the game and over the course of the game we wore them down.

On his goal:
It’s just a rim play. We get in on the forecheck. I think Stolly actually lets it go, kind of a decoy. And Stick gets it off the wall and shoots it. It was actually very similar to the goal I scored against them in the 2012 playoffs. The rebound off the back pad and I just find an empty area to get a rebound.

On if it was important to score after saying he needs to be better:
No, that’s what I’m expected to do. I think it’s just important to realize it’s one game. When you have 40 bad games, one game doesn’t erase it. So I have to stay with it.

On if it was important mentally for the team to have Jonathan Quick in net:
I don’t know about mentally, but emotionally. When you get the best goalie in the world back in your lineup, it always gives you a boost. We’ve been losing games – and that’s not because of Ben Scrivens or Martin Jones – it’s because we haven’t been playing good. So when you get a key player like Quickie coming back into the lineup it can give your team a boost. It didn’t look like he missed seven weeks, that’s for sure.

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