GM6 Preds at Kings – full post-game quotes from Dustin Brown

The Kings lost to the Predators in a shootout Thursday night by a final of  2-1. Their lone goal in regulation came from captain Dustin Brown on the power play (video below).  And he used a wristshot to score in the shootout as well.  After the game, here’s what he had to say…

– On the overall game: “We didn’t give up much today. We had a couple breakdowns where they got grade A-scoring chances, but ultimately they didn’t capitalize on it. We limited them to, I don’t know how many shots, I think less than 15. We have to find a way to score goals. We got one from our power play. We had chances. We just have to get dirtier goals.”

– More on the team’s overall play and limiting the Preds to 11 shots on goal: “I don’t know if you can get much better than that…I’d take that game most nights. We played the first two periods entirely in their zone and that wore on them. Most of the time you’re going to take that. It’s just obviously a different outcome than you want…Sometimes that’s how a game goes. We had a pretty good ‘D’ game. We had some good offensive chances – probably not enough. But you get to a shootout and it’s just that.”

– On noticing former King Rich Clune on the ice tonight: “I think he had a little scuffle with Fraz in the third and that was about it. You know he’s one of those guys that it might be a little different atmosphere for him there when he knows pretty much everyone here, and he was up here a few games a few years ago.”

– On any changes he’s noticed in Nashville this season compared to the past: “No, they’re still the same team. I think with that team the personnel has changed over the last several years. They always find a way to play. It’s a lot because of they way they all bind to the system. They have some skill guys that can do some good things out there, but from top to bottom they all play a hard game.”

– On the need for this time to continue gelling and coming together as a group: “I don’t think that’s an issue. A lot of these players, all of us, have played together at least a year. A big chunk of us have played together for five-six years. So, gelling is not an issue for this group.”

– On getting traffic to the front of the net: “I thought our forecheck was pretty good tonight. I mean we had better traffic. Gags had that one chance, in the third there. There were probably nine guys in front of the net. The way the game is played now, it’s ‘outnumber them.’ That’s a good example of what we need to do more of.”

– On having so many road games in February: “With the schedule, the more we have to take care of ourselves off the ice. With the travel and the schedule that’s probably the most important thing. Keeping up on your off ice.”

– On if the game was a lost opportunity: “Every point is important. You can look at it two ways – we got one point. Obviously we wanted to get that second one in the shootout. But, I think if we limit our chances-against like we did tonight, it’s good for us. Try to build on that and try to find the dirtier areas on the offensive side of the game.”

To read post-game quotes from coach Darryl Sutter click here.

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