Dustin Brown on Trevor Lewis, momentum swings and 4-3 OT win

Following the Kings 4-3 overtime win over the visiting Dallas Stars, here’s what team captain Dustin Brown had to share…

– On the overall game: “Giving up a two-goal lead and then falling behind and being able to come back and win is a good response by our group. The second goal against, I’m still confused. And the goal taken away right in the third too, (those) were judgment calls by the refs. That stuff happens throughout the course of a game and throughout the course of the season, it’s a matter of how you respond when things aren’t going your way…We were able to keep our game and go after it. Overtime we wore them down; it was all possession that eventually led to the game-winner.”

– On playing against goaltender Kari Lehtonen: “Dallas has had our number, other than one game, and tonight was a pretty even game. But a big part of their success against us is not only him playing well but he’s been able to see the puck and I thought tonight we did a better job of not allowing him to see the puck but he still made some big saves for them.”

– On momentum gained on the penalty kill: “That’s been a staple of our group for a few years now. It probably hasn’t been as good or consistent as we’d like all year long. It’s going to be vitale to get that in order. We have six to eight forwards and all the D are skilled. It’s just a matter of rolling them over and sticking with our system.”

– On Dallas’ controversial 2nd goal: “The way they explained it to me was if it went (directly) in the net, it would have been a no-goal because it was a high stick above the cross bar. But, because it was a high stick above the crossbar, but below his shoulder, that’s all they said. I don’t know, that’s the explanation they gave me – there’s a difference between a high stick above the shoulder and a high stick above the crossbar. They called a high stick above the cross bar so there doesn’t need to be ‘possession.'”

– On looking more like the 2012 Stanley Cup team: “My feelings about this team is that when the games become more meaningful we become a better team. That’s a positive and a negative. There are games that don’t feel like they mean as much, but they do, early on in the year. We’ve shown that we like to dig a hole and then climb out of it a lot, although not as much this year.  Off the start, Quick wasn’t playing very well.  Plus, getting Greener back and trading for Reg, that changes the make-up of our back-end significantly. And I can’t say enough about the young guys – Cliffy, Nolan and Muzz.”

– On Trevor Lewis: “I think Trevor has worked really hard at his game and he’s starting to get the offensive production he’s capable of.  We see in practice everyday with Trevor.  Probably the biggest thing he provides us is his puck possession is really good and he’s probably our best penalty-killer of late.”

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