Brown postgame quotes

Dustin Brown’s postgame thoughts…

(on the overall poor play…)
BROWN: “We had a couple good shifts in the second. We had a 2-1 lead and they came back and tied it up and we’re going 2-2 into the third. Throughout the game, especially on the offensive side, I mean I think we had 25 shots maybe, but not too many good scoring chances. That’s a result of players not playing hard enough, for one, and not playing together.”

(on the afternoon starts being a factor…)
BROWN: “No. We play afternoon games every couple weeks so that’s just part of playing in this league. Whether you play at seven o’clock or one o’clock it’s more about preparation, both individually and as a team. I think offensively, we need a lot more from everyone. We just didn’t play, at least in my opinion, together. Very seldom are you going to have one player that’s going to make plays and win you a game.”

(on missing Ryan Smyth…)
BROWN: “Obviously when one of your top players go down, obviously you want Smytty in the lineup but I think everyone else should be… I should be lighting up and getting excited and bringing energy to the game. Maybe that’s part of it. We didn’t have a lot of energy. It’s irrelevant why we didn’t have it. We need to bring energy, especially in critical games.”

(on the power-play struggles…)
BROWN: “I think the power play is one of those things that we need to stick with, really. I think the shorthanded one obviously could have been prevented. I don’t know exactly what happened but that’s one thing we can’t be doing on the power play, is giving up shorthanded. We also didn’t generate a lot today. Partly that’s our power play, and Calgary had a pretty good PK today as well. When we have a PK or a PP at the end of the game, we need to find a way, similar to that game against Philly, where we found a way to get a goal. We needed that tonight.”

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