Game 5: Dustin Brown has a simple recipe for Game 6

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Kings captain Dustin Brown had the following to share after LA’s 4-3 loss to the Anaheim Ducks in Game 5…

On the giveaways:

“It’s just a mental thing. When we get pressured in the giveaways, that’s one thing, but when we’re giving the puck up and we’re not under heavy pressure. we have to eliminate those.”

On the way the playoffs have been this year:

“It’s just sometimes how it goes. Playoffs are different every year, how you have to battle, how you play and how things go. At the end of the day, we’re in a situation that we have to find a way to play a really good game.”

On facing elimination four times this post-season:

“We just have to come out and play. There’s no secret recipe. We know what we have to do, it’s a matter of executing our X’s and O’s. The other side of it is the emotional… the stuff you can’t really teach.”

On how the Ducks turned the series around:

“I think they’e been a very opportunistic team. I believe it was Game 3, we gave up maybe two odd-man rushes and they scored on both of them. I have to credit to them being opportunistic, but when we’re playing our hockey we don’t give up an odd-man rush.”

On John Gibson:

“He’s been really good, he made a lot of really big saves for them tonight. I thought we did a better job of traffic and in result, we score goals. It’s getting more of that in the next game.”

On if the Ducks are playing more confident with Gibson in net:

“I don’t know, it’s hard to really tell. You can’t really tell.”

On if they have the same desperate mentality as they did against the Sharks:

“It better be. We’re up against the wall now and we’re going back home. We have to find a way to take care of our home ice and push it to a Game 7. We just have to refocus. We’ve been in this situation four times this year in the playoffs. It’s up to us as leaders to find a way to rally.”

On if he thinks they had better offense tonight:

“I thought we were good last game from the second period on. It’s just a matter of tonight I thought we had better traffic on them and as a result, we score goals. We need to continue to make it hard on them and make it harder on them in Game 6. I think there were a few opportunities where we just have to hit the net.”

On the turnovers:

“Turnovers, you can’t have them, especially when they result in quick goals like that. IT’s a momentum killer. It’s a double whammy I guess, with the momentum- they get it and we lose it. Again, when we’re playing our game we don’t have those turnovers.”

Question TBD:

“Again, you can’t really comment on the actual play itself. I haven’t really watched it on film. It’s one of those things, I think, probably better support from Marty. If the forwards are back a little farther, it’s a simple play for them and hat turnover doesn’t happen. It’s never just one guy making a mistake, there’s three, four other guys that are probably not positioned to help that player out when he makes a mistake. That’s on everyone, it’s never just one guy. It’s the same thing with the first goal, Muzz just blows the net, it’s how the hockey game goes and as a result, we have the middle of the ice exposed. It’s a five man unit. We have to find a way to whether the storm when we have those breakdowns.”

For more post-game comments from the Kings and Ducks see the links below.

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