Doughty on Kings fans, Selanne, Richards and Game 1 OT

Drew Doughty Kings 2013
Our laps around the Kings locker room following their 3-2 overtime win in Anaheim continue. We’ve already heard from Marian Gaborik, Matt Greene, Alec Martinez, Jonathan Quick, Darryl Sutter and others. Now let’s check in with defenseman Drew Doughty and see what he thinks…

Doughty on Kings fans saying “Drew” whenever he had the puck:

“I’m pretty sure it was a boo. Unless there were that many Kings fans. [Reporter: ‘It was ‘Drew.’] Really? I like that. Lot of Kings fans, I guess, then. That was awesome.”

On the first ever playoff game against the Ducks:

“It was good. I don’t think both teams really showed their true colors until the third and overtime period. The first two periods were a little sloppy, both teams weren’t on their game. I think going into next game, it’s going to be a completely different game. It’s going to be a bigger battle. There’s going to be a lot of bumps and bruises after that one.”

On if not having time off between series affected their play:

“Well maybe the first two periods, I didn’t think we played well, like I said. Maybe it was the tired factor. I don’t think it was, though. We had a day off. Even though you’d like to have a couple of games off between series, we didn’t have it. We had no time to think, just get right back at it and get out there and use the momentum from the last series.”

On Teemu Selanne’s goal

“That was a good goal. Maroon had the puck and I thought Greener actually played a really good one-on-one. He took away Maroon and the puck just kind of squirted to Selanne. It was kind of a lucky bounce, really. Selanne just did the work from there. He’s a legend in this league for a reason. He’s a very good player, very well respected. He’s a guy we have to pay special attention to and a guy we have to play hard on, even though he has that stature.”

On Selanne’s age:

“He’s old, but he’s good. He’s really good. He doesn’t seem like he’s the age he is, especially when you see how fast he skates. You think you have a good gap on him, next thing you know he’s by you. To be doing that at this age tells you how special of a player he is.”

On Mike Richards:

“He made a big play on that tying goal tonight. That was all him. He got the puck, the first one got blocked, he didn’t give up on it. He got the next one, got it to the net again and they scored. So, no I don’t think he needs that at all.”

On if he felt any historical vibe from the game:

“Not really, not early on. It kind of took a little bit to get going. The atmosphere in the crowd was pretty good though tonight. It was the loudest I’ve heard this arena. I think a lot of that had to do with the Kings fans here, so that was good. This is huge for California but I think all the players in here- as much as we know about it we’re just focused on winning games and that’s all that matters to us.”

On if he thinks the Kings were outplayed:

“I don’t really think they outplayed us at all, to be honest. I thought it was really back and forth. One team had their chances, the other team had their chances. I wasn’t like Quickie had to stand on his head tonight like he has in some other games. I think both teams didn’t play their best games, and I expect to see better from both next game.”

On having a lot of ice time once Robyn Regehr went out:

“Yeah, I loved it. I thought I didn’t play too well at the start of the game. I was making turnovers, the ice was bad, I could not handle the puck out there. Once Reg went down, I kind of just took it upon myself to refocus, forget about all that happened, and get back to my game. I thought I played really well third and overtime period.”

More post-game comments from the Kings and Ducks can be viewed at the links below.

KINGS-DUCKS PLAYOFF COVERAGE:

Game 1: Gaborik, Quick, Sutter talk Kings OT win in Anaheim

Game 1: First batch of Ducks quotes after Kings OT win

Teemu Selanne talks nothing but respect for Kings prior to Game 1

Instagram

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

Recent Articles

NCAA West Regional - St. Cloud State vs Ferris State

Dev Camp Preview with Mikey Eyssimont, Kings 2016 Draft Pick

It’s been a whirlwind week for Mikey Eyssimont. The Colorado native was just drafted by the Kings last Saturday and now he finds himself in Los Angeles for the team’s annual Development Camp. With only one year of college experience under his belt – and expected to play a big role this upcoming season at […]

Brown Kings NHL 2015

Brown on Losing the Captaincy; Not Your Typical Conference Call

Dustin Brown met with the media today via a conference call to share his thoughts on no longer being captain of the Los Angeles Kings… and to say he was extremely candid would be more than understatement.
Partial opening comment on no longer being the captain:
“There are a lot of emotions [that come with this]. […]

Johnson Kings

UPDATED: LA Kings 2016 Development Camp Roster Info

As July 1st quickly approaches, most of the hockey world is discussing free agency. Simultaneously, we’re also just a few days away from the other annual summer tradition, Development Camp. In fact, dozens of the Kings top prospects will be arriving in Los Angeles over the weekend, with on-ice activity expected to begin on Monday […]

Major News Items

LAK Prospect No 1

LA Kings 2015-16 Prospect Rankings: No. 1 Revealed

We're finally ready to announce the name of which Los Angeles Kings prospect has nabbed the No. 1 spot in our bi-annual rankings of the team's future hopefuls. After working our way through a handful of Honorable … [Read More...]

More Prospect News

Trackbacks

  1. […] Doughty on Kings fans, Selanne, Richards and Game 1 OT […]