On if he came into the series with a renewed commitment – or plan on how – to shutdown Toews:
“Yeah, I had a pretty good idea that we were going to play against each other a lot and we have. He’s scored three goals against us. So…”
After Toews’ two goals in Game 3 he never had another shot in the game. What type of adjustments were made:
“No, not really. The first one was the short handed one, the second one you could call a lucky bounce, but he was there. It’s a skill play on his part. After that, you just try to limit his time and space, that’s what you’re trying to do. He’s a good player, he’s playing with good players, and they’re going to create scoring chances. It’s just a matter of what kind of quality they are and how many.”
On whether his role has changed playing against Toews:
“It hasn’t really changed a whole lot. We played against Couture and Thornton in the first round. We played against Getzlaf in the second round. They’re all great offensive players, so it hasn’t really changed a whole lot. Going against Toews, he’s obviously one of the best centers, if not the best center in the league, and you pay attention a little bit to that. At the same time, you play your own game.”
In-depth comments from Kings defenseman Drew Doughty on a myriad of topics have been posted here.
Also, morning skate comments from Toews and Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville are up here.
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