April 30 postgame quotes: Dustin Brown - LA Kings Insider

On Jonathan Quick’s performance:
I think if you ask Quickie, he probably didn’t play as well as he would have liked early on in the series. But at the end of the day, there are 19 guys who had his back and it’s a microcosm of what he’s about. He’s very unflappable. He just keeps battling. Tonight he made a save on Marleau that probably changed the whole outlook of the game.

On looking forward to playing Anaheim:
Like I said, it’s different playing them in the regular season. We’ve never had a chance to play them in the postseason. Postseason hockey is just different. It’s a different animal and we have to be ready. They were the top team in the Western Conference or at least our division, I can’t really remember. It’s one of those things where they’re a good team.

On being the fourth team in NHL history to win a series by overcoming a 3-0 deficit:
It’s one of those things you’ll probably look back on when you’re done playing. Right now, we’re excited about just advancing because at the end of the day that’s what it was about. It wasn’t about making history or doing that sort of thing. It just kind of happened for us and now we have to get prepared again. We’ll look back on it and then it will probably be a little more surprising.

On the series victory reflecting the team’s character:
I think it shows what type of team we have in here. Whether its fans or media or whoever, sometimes it doesn’t always look very bright but – unfortunately found ways to dig ourselves into a hole – but we always find a way to climb on each others’ backs and climb out. At the end of the day, that’s what it’s all about with this team.

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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left


Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left


As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right


Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left


Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.