Game 6: Kings Dustin Brown continues to believe

Kings win game 6Comments from Kings captain Dustin Brown after LA’s 4-1 win in Game 6…

On what it has meant to the team to comeback:

“We were in a hole. Inside this room, it’s our belief system in ourselves and in each other, more importantly. Being down 3-0  is definitely not where we wanted to be, but I don’t think we ever lost hope that we couldn’t pull together. Saying that, at the end of the day, we haven’t done anything. Obviously this is what we needed to push for, it doesn’t mean a whole lot though if we don’t continue to get better.”

On what was said during the second intermission:

“This group has been together for long enough that nothing ever really needs to be said. It’s part of the nature of having a type of group that sticks together year after year and the culture that we try to build here. It’s not about having ra-ra speeches. It’s about doing what you’re supposed to do and helping each other out.”

On if he had hope in turning things around after key players started producing in Game 3:

“I think I said that – whatever game it was – you win and lose with your best players. At the end of the day, that’s how good teams win. Once your big guys kind of start going, it gets the team into sync, I think, a little bit more and everyone can fill the roll that they need to fill. Again, it’s great that we’re at 3-3, but it’s about the next game.”

On how the series has played out:

“Going into a series, I don’t think either team or anybody watching the series would have thought how the events and the games went. But at the end of the day, it comes down to a Game 7, which is probably to be expected.”

On the biggest difference from the first three games to the last three games:

“From an X’s and O’s standpoint, we’re just getting back quicker into our zone. They have a really good forecheck, but if we can get back quick and help each other with support and clean passes, it gives us an opportunity to break their forecheck and go the other way. From there it’s about puck possession. I thought we had moments of it tonight, as the day, but we found a way to bend but not break when they had their extended time.”

On approaching Game 7:

“We’ll we’ve been in these situations before as a group. At the end of the day, every time you’re in an elimination game it’s a Game 7 for the same mentality. But this time of year, whether it’s Game 1 of a series or Game 7, the approach is still the same because at the end of the day, each game is that valuable.”

On how to explain the series:

“I don’t think anybody expected it to unfold how it did, but I think we started to improve our game game-by-game. At the end of the day, to do what we came to do, we need to get better on the next game. I think part of it was just the belief system that we’ve kind of build over the last five, six years here. It goes a long way this time of year.”

On the key adjustment that was made during the series:

“I don’t know if there are adjustments, per se. It was just that at the end of the day, we had our top players play and drag everyone else along. Quickie made saves, just like normal. The stuff that we expect of each other in this room, we started to do more of. When we do that, we can be a successful team and give ourselves a chance to win.”

On Jonathan Quick getting angry at the end of the game:

“That’s just Quickie sometimes in a nut shell. He’s pretty common in his demeanor and once in a while he loses it.”

Quotes from the Sharks locker room here.

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