Doughty postgame quotes - LA Kings Insider

Drew Doughty’s postgame thoughts…

(on breaking through with a three-point night…)
DOUGHTY: “It was obviously pretty frustrating before, not getting many points, so it was about time. I knew it was going to happen eventually. I just had to stick to my game and play as hard as I could, both defensively and offensively, and it was just a matter of time before tonight happened.”

(on fighting for Quick’s shutout at the end…)
DOUGHTY: “It was huge. I was actually talking to a couple of the D-men. We got down to four D for half of the third period there. I was talking to them after the game, joking around, saying that I didn’t want to be the one to make a mistake and ruin the shutout for him. I don’t think I’ve ever been a part of a game where a goalie stood on his head like that. It was unbelievable. If we didn’t have him back there, I don’t think we would have won tonight.”

(on Quick being able to redeem himself after Saturday…)
DOUGHTY: “Even though he did make those two mistakes with the puck, he still played a great game last game. At the same time, I was kind of upset in that game, that the fans kind of were cheering for him every time he touched the puck. I feel bad for him in that sense, because Quickie has stolen us probably about 10 games this year. Without him back there, without him playing as well as he can, this team wouldn’t be the team we are. That’s why we’re so thankful to have Quicker back there. You see what he can do, tonight.”

(on the third period…)
DOUGHTY: “It was huge. We were only up two goals at the start of that third. If they get one quick one, they’re right back in that game and we’re on our heels and we’re on our toes. So to be able to get that one — I think we got one on the very first shift — was huge for us, very huge. It got them back on their heels and we continued to take it to them and got two more after that. That’s when we knew they were out of the game.”

(on the four-game win streak over Detroit…)
DOUGHTY: “It’s definitely tough to beat the Wings. Being able to do it four straight times is huge for us, huge for our confidence. We know that every time we come to this building, or every time they come to ours, that it’s going to be a tough-fought game. They took it to us in those first two periods, and in the third we obviously came out to play, finally.”