Game 7: Dustin Brown comments after finishing off the Sharks

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History was made in San Jose on Wednesday night. However, much to the disdain of the hometown crowd, it was the visiting Los Angeles Kings who made the real headlines on the evening when they eliminated the Sharks in Game 7. As has been well documented throughout the sports world, teams don’t come back from trailing 0-3 in a best-of-seven series very often, but this Kings group isn’t like most other teams. Captain Dustin Brown shared the following when it was all said and done…

On what about the team enabled the comeback:

“I think at the end of the day we’ve been through a lot together over the last few years and the trust level and the belief in our own guys and each other. We were down 3-0, which obviously is not where we wanted to be, but we never thought we were done. At the end of the day, I think what happened int he first few games, especially the first two, we were very uncharacteristic in the way that we played. A lot of odd man rushes. We probably gave up more odd man rushes in the first two games than we did in the last month. We started to clean it up and get better. That’s probably the biggest thing, we got better every game.”

On if this is the more incredible feeling he’s had next to winning the cup:

“At this time of year, yes. I don’t think much is really going to compare to the way that we played in 2012. We lost three games or four games or whatever it was. But this is pretty incredible.”

On playing the Ducks for the first time in the playoffs:

“One, it’s really good for both teams from a travel standpoint, especially this time of year. When we’re going back and forth to Chicago or St. Louis, it’s long flights and that can wear on you over a series. But, both teams have that advantage here. I think it’s great for Southern California hockey to finally have this match up, it will be fun.”

On Tyler Toffoli’s goal:

“That’s chemistry between Tanner and Tyler that they’ve build up probably playing in the minor leagues for the last couple of years together. Tanner made a really nice play on it, driving wide and finding him. Ty gets the puck in a scoring opportunity at the back of the net. That was a big, big goal for us.”

On what he and Toffoli chatted about on their private walk to the morning skate earlier today:

“Just chit-chat. It’s one of those things where we had breakfast together and we decided to walk over. There was no specific message but it was just trying to get everyone ready. That’s their own job, but we talked about the game and what we needed to do.”

On the teams confidence throughout the series:

“It’s a result of us standing up as a group of guys. When you’ve gone to the top of the mountain with the same group of guys, it’s a little bit easier when you’re at the bottom of the mountain. That’s a lot of what this team is about, our guys have stuck together and played together for years and our belief system in it.”

MayorsManor had a lot more post-game coverage from both the Kings and Sharks locker rooms, see the links below.

MORE GAME 7 COVERAGE:

Game 7: Sharks talk about being eliminated by the Kings

Game 7: Doughty and Sutter talk Kings taking out the Sharks

Game 7: Quick and Williams not satisfied with Round 1 win

AUDIO: Tyler Toffoli after Kings win Game 7 in San Jose

First Look – Kings v Ducks, Round 2

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio: Kings-Sharks Game 7 – John Hoven breaks it all down

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  1. Great words from our fearless leader and Captain Brown =] Go Kings Go!

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