Doughty postgame quotes (Feb. 21)

Drew Doughty’s postgame thoughts…

(on the game…)
DOUGHTY: “Obviously we dominated that first period pretty good. We played great. We allowed them to score a really nice power-play goal right off the bat there (in the second period) and then they got another one quickly too. We let them get back into it, with the momentum. That was our biggest downfall, allowing those two things to happen. Next time that happens, we just have to push back and not let them build off that momentum.’’

(on missing out on two points…)
DOUGHTY: “Points are huge, but we definitely should have had those two points. There’s no way a team, especially a team like us, a good, solid defensive team, should be blowing a three-goal lead. It’s entirely our fault. We played well in the first and we didn’t play well in the next two periods. We need to look back and see what we did well. Our focus is playing well for 60 minutes, and we easily should have had that game.’’

(on the second-period penalty killing, and early penalties…)
DOUGHTY: “That was a big part of it. They came back and they got the momentum with two power-play goals. I thought we actually came back pretty strong at the end of the second, but in the third there, they got that goal on the power play, and we weren’t able to get one back.’’

(on whether Phoenix did anything different on the power play…)
DOUGHTY: “No, I don’t think so. There wasn’t anything different. We were fully prepared for them. They just made some good plays. They had the one tic-tac-toe goal, and they made some good plays. There wasn’t anything we weren’t expecting. Our PK lost us the game tonight, and we need to fix some things.’’

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