Dustin Brown isn’t playing around, demands Kings wake-up

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Kings captain Dustin Brown, who scored two goals vs. the Ducks on Saturday night (see video below), was once again leading from the front – both on and off the ice. Following LA’s 7-4 loss in Anaheim, he wasn’t happy with the offense or the defense, and he wanted to make sure everybody understood exactly what he thought of the team’s performance.

Here are the highlights of what he shared…

– On the overall game: “It’s one of those things where generally we’re a pretty good defensive team, and we gave up a lot of good scoring chances tonight…I don’t think we come into any game thinking we’re going to have a 7-4 outcome one way or another. It’s not really how we play the game…Offensively, we weren’t hard enough in the key areas of the ice.”

– On any difference in his play over the last two games: “Just feeling better on the ice. Team play helped. We’re getting pucks to the net. Tonight was power play, but you know it’s getting pucks around the net. My three goals have been within 10 feet of the net. That’s a result of Dewey and Richie and Kopi getting the puck around there and me just battling.”

– On the power play: “It’s definitely good to get it going. The flip-side to that is our PK (dropped off). We need them both going at the same time. I think we gave up three power play goals tonight. That’s been a staple of our game and probably an indication of the mistakes we were making. Giving up that many power play goals for this team is uncharacteristic. I think how you play on our PK generally correlates pretty well for how we play five on five.”

– On the team taking this loss especially hard: “I think we should view this game as a wake-up call because we got our asses kicked. We have to use that as motivation now to get better.”

– On if the goalie swap changed how the team was playing: “No, it happened pretty early in the game. As players, we rebounded pretty quickly there after. Sp, I don’t think that had any impact on our team…I don’t know the last time that happened though. It was probably in the playoffs three years ago. But, like I said, we need to use that as a wake-up call.”

For post-game quotes from Jarret Stoll – including his explanation for the hit on Cam Fowler – click here.

Comments from coach Darryl Sutter can be found here.

DUSTIN BROWN’S FIRST GOAL OF THE GAME:

DUSTIN BROWN’S SECOND GOAL OF THE GAME:

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