Game 6 Morning Stake: Dustin Brown on chit chat, Kopitar and confidence

Quick comments from Kings captain Dustin Brown following morning skate in advance of Game 6 vs. the Sharks at Staples Center…

On the play where he set up Kopitar in Game 5:

“I bobbled the puck a bit. By the time I corralled it, and had my head up, there wasn’t really much to shoot at. Just a basic off the far pad. We do that 800 times a year in practice. There’s times when you lay off the goalie and good things happen. I didn’t really have anything to shoot at.”

On the comfort level of playing with Kopitar:

“We haven’t played together since probably before Christmas. I think he’s probably played 600 games. I’ve probably played with him for over 400, so it’s not one of those things where I didn’t play with him for four or five months and [now] I don’t know how to play with him or he doesn’t know how to play with me. Because of the history, and I don’t want to say chemistry, but when you play with a guy for that many games it doesn’t take very long to get back into the mix of things. At the end of the day, if both players are playing well, it doesn’t matter who they are.”

On Kopitar making other players look good:

“It’s not the hardest thing playing with him, especially for my type of game. It’s just get to the net and go to the net.”

On the road ahead of the Kings:

“This room is not big on talking, per se. We all chit chat about what we need to do. It’s no one guy or a sit down type meeting has to happen with this group because we’ve all been through different – the point of winning, losing, and the whole spectrum of what it takes at this time of year. So, it’s just more or less reminding each other what we’re playing for.”

The confidence in the locker room prior to Game 4:

“I think at the end of the day this group is so, and it’s so cliché, tight off the ice. But, at the end of the day, when stuff gets really hard and we, unfortunately, have a very common tendency to put ourselves – whether it’s regular season or post-season – just put ourselves in big holes or where we have to play extremely well just to make it through. We’ve gone through that together and we have that, trust I guess is probably the best word, that we can lean on each other and know that we’re going to be there for each other.”

Morning skate quotes from coach Darryl Sutter here.

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