March 16 postgame quotes: Kempe, Iginla, Brown - LA Kings Insider

Adrian Kempe, on his third period goal:
It was a big goal and a great feeling. It was a tight, tight game and we were up one-nothing so I mean, it was great to have the goal and a good feeling for me too.

Kempe, on crashing the net in the first period:
I think we started pretty good and I think I had a good first period. My second wasn’t as good as my first so I just tried to go back to play my game and pick up my speed a little bit in the third and I think I took advantage of that and yeah, as I said, it was a big goal.

Kempe, on whether he feels like he’s been able to show more of his game and speed lately:
Yeah. I like the have the puck in the middle and I think in the third period I got some room to skate and try to take advantage of their D-men and yeah, we got a goal, so that’s good.

Jarome Iginla, on the game overall:
The first period was a really good period for us. We had good chances, good shots. At that point you just want to not let them hang around. And they started pushing back a bit in the second and made it a little bit closer but it was nice to start the third. Brownie had a rush there, created it, we feed out front and then Kopi got it and I was trying to get open for him, it was a great pass and it was sure nice to see that go by him there.

Dustin Brown, on the game being scoreless for the majority:
We were generating a lot of good looks, a lot of traffic around the net. Everyone’s concerned about our goal scoring but we gotta stick with it and we found a way to break through.

Brown, on going 4-2-1 on the homestand but losing ground in the playoff race:
It’s that time of year, right? You just gotta find ways to grind points away. We got two tonight, have a day and then get ready to go again.

Brown, on how the team avoids getting frustrating while outshooting an opponent but not scoring:
I think it’s important for guys in the room, guys on the bench just to kind help each other out, stay positive. Stick with the program and just try to, I mean sometimes it’s hard but collectively you got to have a good mindset. If you’re doing the right things and you’re working the right way, good things will happen. I think that showed in the third.

Brown, on whether this game could start a streak:
That’s the idea. I mean, we gotta, I think, game to game at this time of year you gotta put these two points in the bank and kind of reset and not get too comfortable.

Brown, on his two assist performance:
You always want to score points. [Reporter: 500th though?] Ah, yeah. When you get to play with Kopi for ten years, you better get to five hundred.

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