Dustin Brown – “There is never, ever any doubt within this room”

Brown Stadium SeriesQuotes from Los Angeles captain Dustin Brown following the Kings 2-1 win over the Sharks on Saturday night at Levi’s Stadium…

On if Marian Gaborik is playing ‘Kings hockey’ more, now that it’s been about a year since the trade:

“I think it’s a work in progress. For a guy who has kind of played a different game his whole career, he’s an elite goal scorer. He’s pretty quiet, and then he has a goal like that. That’s the type of game breaker he is.”

On the ice quality at Levi’s Stadium:

“I thought last year was better. It wasn’t great tonight, but both teams are playing on the same ice surface, so it becomes really irrelevant. The type of plays you make are much different probably then you would (TRAILS OFF).”

On playing in front of 70,000 fans:

“It was something you kind of remember. Like I said, being in two of these now, I’ve enjoyed both of them, but I think two is enough for me.”

On why two is enough:

“It’s just a lot of build up and there’s a lot that goes into it. Like I said, it’s an exciting game, but I think our personality as a group of guys in here, we’re pretty low key and this is the other end of the spectrum.”

On the Kings having more a business-like approach at this year’s outdoor game vs. last year:

“I think it’s having the experience of the first game and quite honestly the situation, the importance of the game, is much greater this year than it was last year. I’m not sure exactly where we were, but I think at that point last year, the Ducks were 15 points ahead of everybody in our division. So, considering the opponent and the situation were both in, this was probably a much more intense game.”

On the Kings fourth line (Clifford-Shore-Nolan):

“Yeah, they had really good puck possession, especially that shift in the third that chewed up a lot of the clock. When we’re playing our game, we have all four lines contributing in different ways. Tonight I thought they played really well.”

On the team climbing out of their hole from a month back:

“There is never, ever any doubt within this room. I think a lot of the doubt and a lot of the ‘Are we going to make the playoffs?’ was coming from outside of the room. In saying that, where we are now is we still have a lot of work to do. We haven’t really… we’ve put ourselves in a better situation coming down the stretch, but there is still a lot of hockey to be played here.”

On what the team needs to do moving forward:

“I think we just need to keep building on our game. If you look at this last little stretch, the biggest difference is our goals-against is down. That is, I think if you ask anyone around the league over the last three or four years, why we’ve been successful is because we take care of our own end.”

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