Doughty comments after Game 3 in NY

On being up 3-0 against the Devils and then losing two straight:

“We can use those experiences from the last cup run. We kind of got ahead of ourselves, we had a lot of things going on outside of just playing hockey and that caused us to lose two games in a row. We have to learn from that. We know how hard it’s going to be to close out this series. They’re going to have their best effort next game. It’s not going to be easy but it’s got to be done.”

On Jonathan Quick’s save in the first period:

“When Quickie makes saves like that, it just gives us a ton of confidence. When he makes saves like that, especially, we know nothing is getting by him. We know that all we have to do is continue to play solid defense and get a few pucks past the other team’s goalie and we’re going to win games that way.”

On it seeming as if nothing could get past Quick:

“It seemed like that from early. There was a few that should have got past him and they didn’t. Without Quickie, the game might not have turned out the same way.”

On preparing Jake Muzzin for Game 4:

“Yeah, I’ve been trying to help Muzz all I can. I think even he would tell you I’ve helped him a ton. He’s an unbelievable player, unbelievable talent. Great guy, everyone loves him on our team. He’s just going to get better and better every year. Where I can help him is off the ice and just little things in game. I try to do it as much as I can. He’ll be fully prepared for Game 4.”

On lobbying for Muzzin to be his partner during training camp:

“Yeah, I wanted to play with Muzz just because I knew we could be a special pair together. We haven’t got to where we want to be yet, we’re on our way. We have a lot of room to improve but I’m hoping that Muzz and I can be partners for a lot of years to come and we can create even more chemistry than we already have.”

On getting a goal at the end of the first:

“That was a big goal. Their team, obviously they went in the room thinking it’s going to be 0-0 and next thing you know it’s 1-0 for us. That’s definitely a downer for them. They’re thinking, ‘okay we’re alright right now’ and then the goal goes in and it’s, ‘uh oh, maybe this game isn’t going to turn out the way we want.’ So, it was a big goal for us.”

On the team’s penalty kill:

“PK was great. Guys were laying out. We were doing everything we possibly could to not allow them to score. Guys were blocking shots, we were making good plays to get the puck all the way down the ice, and Quickie made some big saves. PK was a big reason why we won.”

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