January 6 practice quotes: Dustin Brown - LA Kings Insider

On what changed in the team’s overall game against Vancouver:
Overall, probably our entire game, it looked like a typical – we gave up a PK goal early on which has been a trend we need to kind of get rid of. I think the key to Vancouver is we just stuck with it. The guys in here have played together, been through it all, and when we stick to the game plan – and that’s top to bottom really, all the players and all the coaches stick with it – over time we’re going to wear teams down and that’s what I think happened against Vancouver.

On what he needs to improve on:
I think my physical play has probably been just about the same as it is every year, but it’s holding onto pucks offensively. Making it harder on the defensemen, driving on the outside, getting to the net more and like I said, holding onto the puck. I haven’t been holding onto the puck maybe nearly as much as I normally do. The longer I can kind of hold on to it – I mean that’s the type of team we are too. You look at Kopitar our best player, he probably has the puck more than anyone on the ice every game. I think the more I hold onto it, the better I can be.

On his offensive production:
It’s one of those things – part of being a pro is trying to figure it out. It’s just been one of those years where my attention to detail and focus probably hasn’t been there for whatever reason. That’s just one of those things that I need to key in on is just the details of it.

On the fine margin between winning and losing:
I think, especially in the west, the teams are pretty close regardless of record. I thought we played a pretty good game in Chicago and we didn’t find a way to score a goal. And that’s against the defending Stanley Cup champions. It’s a matter of finding it and that’s what good teams do. That’s what happened when we won all those games or didn’t lose in regulation or whatever it was, we found ways to get timely goals or big goals. Sometimes that’s the difference.

On if he has any comment on being accused by Mike Gillis of running Roberto Luongo:

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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.