Dustin Brown on the elbow and game vs Wild (with video)

Following the Kings 2-1 loss in Minnesota on Tuesday, here’s what LA captain Dustin Brown had to share…

– On the third period: “First good shifts.  You kind of build on them, and Bernie made a couple saves in the third that he had to.  That gave us a chance to win, and we had some opportunities at the end.  I don’t know if Backstrom…It looked like he made a great save on Slava there with 10 seconds left.  But we didn’t play three periods.  We didn’t deserve to win the game.”

– On if he expected a desperate effort from them given their situation: “We knew that coming in.  They’re fighting for a playoff spot.  They’re right there.  There’s…I don’t know three or four teams fighting for two spots, and they want to keep pushing forward.  They played with a determination to win the game tonight.”

– On his elbow on Pominville: “I haven’t seen it yet, but I had the puck on my stick.  He’s coming to hit me, I’m just bracing myself.  Almost a reverse….I don’t know.  Like I said, I haven’t seen it, so I don’t know.”

– On if the Kings’ effort was a case of too little too late: “Like I said, first two periods, we didn’t play.  I mean they played a good game.  They were desperate.  They were hungry.  We just didn’t have any of that, and we can’t win a game…I mean we’ve done it in the past where we’ve played one good period and won the game, but this time of year it’s not going to happen.  Especially against a team like that who needs points.”

– On the line juggling that went on: “At that point we weren’t even playing the right way.  So maybe just moving guys around.  Give some guys some more ice time that were playing.  Hey, that’s sometimes how it goes.”

Bonus quotes from Darryl Sutter…

– On the play of Minnesota: “They’re a veteran hockey club. They’re not a young hockey club and have a lot of guys that are used to playing big games, and that’s what they did.”

– On Carter’s goal: “Big goal going into the third.”

– On if he’s worried about Brown’s elbow being reviewed: “Nope. (Reporter: Did you see it?) Yeah I did. With the puck on your stick it’s pretty tough to do anything else.”

Reaction from the Minnesota locker room has been posted here.

RELATED CONTENT:  Jeff Carter on his goal in Minnesota and the Kings 2-1 loss

Special thanks to David Brown for supplying the raw audio from the locker room used for the above quotes.

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

Recent Articles

Kings Of the Podcast Ep. 15 – with Brian Slagel of Metal Blade Records

With Episode 15 we welcome in old friend Brian Slagel, the founder at Metal Blade Records, and somebody longtime followers of MayorsManor should know well. Here’s a brief look at some of the topics covered:
– A look at the Kings recent roadtrip through Edmonton and Calgary
– Kyle Clifford doing the most Kyle Clifford […]

LA Kings Prospect Tracker – Week Ending December 9, 2019

As the parent club continues to press on and struggle, it’s a mixed bag with the current group of LA Kings prospects – some are continuing to outperform expectations, while others are facing a little adversity. To the latter point, keep in mind some road bumps are expected. Building a road to the future is […]

TSN RADIO: Hoven on Kings, Jets, Oilers, and Trade Deadline

Follow @mayorNHL
Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on TSN Radio, where he joined hosts Rick Ralph and Andrew “Hustler” Paterson to chat about several topics, including: the upcoming NHL Trade Deadline, LA Kings, Winnipeg Jets, Trevor Lewis, Alec Martinez, Tyler Toffoli, Nick Shore on waivers, Ilya Kovalchuk, Jonathan Quick, Jack Campbell, prospect Cal Petersen, […]

Major News Items

Kopitar Out, Can Watch His Son Against Arizona

Per recent tradition, it will be the Kings and Coyotes in a pair of split-squad games to open up preseason on Tuesday night. LA captain Anze Kopitar will not suit up, but he will get a chance to watch his son … [Read More...]

More Prospect News

Trackbacks

  1. […] RELATED CONTENT:  Dustin Brown on the elbow and LA’s loss in Minnesota […]

  2. […] RELATED CONTENT: Dustin Brown on the elbow and LA’s loss in Minnesota […]

  3. […] RELATED CONTENT: Dustin Brown on the elbow and LA’s loss in Minnesota […]

  4. […] RELATED CONTENT: Brown’s post-game comments on the incedent and video of the play […]