January 31 postgame quotes: Brown, Nolan - LA Kings Insider

Dustin Brown, on whether this loss hurts more because of how well they played:
It’s a double-edged sword. I think that’s more of the game we need to play. But at the same time, we put ourselves in a situation where we need to find points. You take the positives and you have to move on. You can’t sit and dwell on this. There is nothing you can do about it now. We just need to push it to the next level.

Brown, on whether they were close to what they wanted to be in terms of system play:
X’s and O’s wise, we were pretty good. I think Quickie made a couple big saves and again Rask played really well for them. I think that’s partly he’s a world-class goaltender, but we had some chances there we just need to bear down on.

Brown, on whether they are paying attention to the standings:
We look at the standings every day. If you’re not, then I don’t know what’s wrong with you. But again, there is nothing we can do about tonight. It’s about getting focus for Washington.

Brown, on whether they are able to build off of this performance:
I just think you have to take the positives out of it and leave the rest. We score on a couple more of our chances here, it’s a different game for us and that’s something that you can learn from. We work really hard to get good chances. That’s when we need to bear down and get them.

Jordan Nolan, on whether he placed his shot or was just putting the puck on the net:
I was just trying to get it on the net and hope for a good bounce, a good rebound or whatever. It was fortunate for it to go in.

Nolan, on how the team responds to the loss:
We have a plan right now for the rest of the season and our goal is to meet the expectations and hopefully, at the end of the season, we accomplish what we needed to.

Nolan, on whether the team focused on solving Boston’s defense in the neutral zone:
Yeah, they came out pretty hard. They were throwing us around a little bit and guys needed to step up and play the physical style. So I thought we accomplished that and slowed them down a bit, like you said, and drew up a new plan and it seemed to work a little bit.

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