January 13 postgame quotes: Brown, Quick - LA Kings Insider

Dustin Brown, on scoring the game-winning goal:
I think it was reminiscent of Game 3 a few years ago – but that’s a whole other level because of the playoffs – but for whatever reason they were mad at me for getting knocked into their goalie. It’s fine. [Reporter: But does it make it extra special to get the only goal in the game?] I mean it’s nice to score, but more importantly it’s nice to win. You go tied 0-0 into the third against that team that’s two points behind us, and the emotion of the game. I think it’s something that we can rally around and maybe get going here.

Brown, on if he was surprised at how emotional Vancouver played:
I don’t know. When their GM speaks in the media, I’m sure they’re going to react that way.

Brown, on if it was a fun game to play in:
It’s always fun playing those guys. I think partly the same reason that it’s fun playing the Blues and fun playing the Sharks – because we faced them in much bigger games than what tonight was. I think that’s the only time – when you play teams in the playoffs there is something different about it once you play and fight them in a seven game series.

Brown, on whether or not it’s a true rivalry with Anaheim since they have never met in the postseason:
Location is the big hype around it, but I would agree. Every single team we’ve played in the playoffs, it’s a different atmosphere when we play them.

Brown, on how his fight with Ryan Kesler will affect their relationship as teammates in the Olympics:
It is what it is.

Jonathan Quick, on if this game was especially fun:
Every game is fun. I don’t know many guys that play this game and don’t enjoy it. Get the competitive juices going – especially these two teams. We’ve developed a bit of a rivalry the past few years, so everybody’s on a little bit of an edge when we play each other.

Quick, on if there was some bad blood in this game:
Every team in the division, just because it’s so tight and win means so much to everybody. But I think just because of the fact we played them a few times in the playoffs over the past couple years, you develop a little bit more of a rivalry. But every other team in the division – it’s so tight. Every point means so much, that you kind of get that every night. You get that everybody’s on a little bit of an edge.

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#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


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Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left


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#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


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.

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Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


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#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

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


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