Drew Doughty – ‘Everyone right now is pretty down’

Well, the tide has turned. After not losing a game when entering the third period with a lead since 2009, the Kings have now managed to do it in back-to-back games this week.

Following last night’s overtime loss in Edmonton, Drew Doughty laid it all out there…

– On the overall game: “Special teams was the difference – 5-on-5, PK was great, goaltending was amazing. But on the power play we just didn’t capitalize and we got some chances, but that’s not good enough – we need to score, and that’s the bottom line.”

On closing out games with a lead: “I think it’s kind of unlucky, a guy comes and crosschecks me from behind. That’s 100% a penalty. But because they’re down a man and down a goal, they’re usually not going to call it. That could have changed the game right there. We have to learn to finish it out even though they scored with only four seconds left and it was kind of hard goal to defend because he knocked it out of the air. Still, if we get that one puck down the ice, that kills that forecheck. So, it’s definitely something we’ve failed on the last two games and something we need to work on.”

On the team’s mood after starting the season without a win in three games: “I know everyone right now is pretty down and pretty disappointed with this loss. We did get one point, which is a start. But we should have won that game and we’re not happy with ourselves. In such a short season every game is so important. Going into the next one, no if-ands-or-buts we gotta win that game. Right now we’re way out of a playoff spot and we want to be in one for the rest of the season.”

Regarding when fans were throwing debris on the ice, Doughty reported that nacho cheese landed on his shoulder.  No word if he ate it though.

You can watch the full interview here.

Note to webmasters/reporters: When recapping news or interviews from this site please include a link to www.MayorsManor.com

Recent Articles

LA Kings 2017 Mid-Season Prospect Rankings – Honorable Mentions

Surprise!
Your patience is about to be rewarded.
After sitting on pins and needles, waiting to get an update on the LA Kings top prospects, we’re back. Fear not, oh loyal readers; we haven’t let you down in the past and our staff is not about to start now. That’s right, it’s finally time for our […]

Recap: Reign – and RAIN – vs Condors in AHL Outdoor Classic

It was an eventful weekend in Bakersfield. What began with an almnni game featuring more than a dozen Kings and Oilers Smythe Division stars, coached by Wayne Gretzky and Luc Robitaille, ended with a rain-filled AHL Outdoor Classic. Local fans went home happy, though, as the Condors came back late in regulation to tie things […]

NHL Radio Replay: Hoven on What’s Wrong With Kopitar

Follow @mayorNHL
//
Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Network Radio, where he joined hosts Scott Laughlin and Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon on the Power Play. Some of the topics discussed during the spot included: Anze Kopitar’s offensive woes, Darryl Sutter’s line combinations, potential roster changes, Tyler Toffoli’s injury, the AHL game between the […]

Major News Items

LA Kings 2015-16 Prospect Rankings: No. 1 Revealed

We're finally ready to announce the name of which Los Angeles Kings prospect has nabbed the No. 1 spot in our bi-annual rankings of the team's future hopefuls. After working our way through a handful of Honorable … [Read More...]

More Prospect News

Comments

  1. Jason Kahn says:

    When can we get a report on that nacho cheese?

  2. Best hit the bottom now, better than later…

    Team focus obviously blows cheese right now…
    (If you are doubting that, check that nacho cheese Doughty road jersey).

  3. Scuderi shouldn’t have tried to bat the puck away from Yakupov. With only 4 seconds to go he should have taken a page out of Matt Greene’s book and just wiped out/tackled Yakupov. Even if he gets a penalty there’s only 4 seconds for them to call it, touch the puck, and then take another faceoff

Trackbacks

  1. […] Drew Doughty – ‘Everyone is down right now’ […]