June 6 postgame quotes: Drew Doughty

On the team facing its biggest challenge of the year:
“It’s a tough one to lose tonight, but we knew we were going to have to win at least one in their rink. So we’re looking forward to the next challenge. It’s a big game Saturday night, and it’s a must-win, obviously. So we have to have everyone rise to the occasion and be a good team.”

On turnovers having an impact in the Game 4 loss:
That’s the one thing that Darryl’s been hard on us for right now, is we’re making too many turnovers in the neutral zone, and that was a cause of two of the goals tonight. We made turnovers and they came back down on odd-man rushes and scored. So that’s something that we’re not doing a good job at, and something if we want to win we can’t be doing.”

On whether Game 4 was “a missed opportunity” with Duncan Keith out of the lineup:
“You know, with him or without him in the lineup, I think it doesn’t really make a difference to us. He’s obviously a key guy on their team, but at the same time, whether he was in their or no, we just had to win the game, and we didn’t.”

On what the team has to do collectively between now and Game 5:
“You know, we’ve just got to be ready. We’re going to watch, obviously, some video and prepare that way, but I think the most important thing is everyone just looking at themselves in the mirror and expecting the best from each and every one of us. Without that, there’s no way we can beat this team. They’re a good team. But if our top players lead the way and then our other guys follow, that’s the way we’re going to win these next three games.”

On whether Chicago’s transition game took advantage of several Los Angeles line changes:
“Yeah, and two, it was because of the turnovers. We can do that line change if we get the puck in deep, but we didn’t get the puck in deep, and guys are changing at the wrong times and that creates the odd-man rush, and that’s why they scored.”

On his recollections of a Game 5 win at San Jose two years ago when trailing 3-1 in the series:
“I think we kind of played loose then. We weren’t expected to win that series against San Jose, I don’t think. I think now that we’re down three-one, people aren’t expecting us to, so we can go in there as if we have no pressure on us. We can go in there and play our game, play hard and steal one from them in front of their own fans.”

On recording two shots on goal in the third period:
“Yeah, I didn’t know about that, and that’s bad. We had a power play. We didn’t really work it around too well and didn’t get many shots. If you’re only getting two shots in the third period in a two-two game, you’re probably not going to win. There’s a lot of things we could have done different.”

On whether two goals is enough to consistently win in the playoffs:
“It’s enough if we’re playing well defensively and doing the right things that way, but we haven’t been, obviously. We’ve been giving up too many goals. We’ve been relying on Quick to make too many big saves, and we’re not playing the right way. We’re not playing the way this team is capable of, and if we’re only getting two goals, we can easily win…games with Quickie back there and our defensive team.”

On whether players passing up shot opportunities impacted the team in the loss:
“I don’t think it’s that at all. I don’t think that guys were making pretty or anything like that. I think we were taking pucks to the net. I don’t think we were digging hard enough for rebounds, and that’s something we need to do because this guy gives up a lot of them. I think that it just starts with our neutral zone and defensive zone play. It really isn’t anything to do with being too cute. It’s just we aren’t doing the right things to get in their zone and create offensive zone time.”

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