Dustin Brown on his hit total tonight, seeing Kopitar on the ice

Kings captain Dustin Brown had a season high 12 hits tonight vs. the Wild, to go along with five shots on goal.

After the game, he shared the following…

On his 12 hits in the game – “We need more intensity in our game and part of that is physical, I guess. But, I don’t look at the stat sheets. The opportunities were there. Everyone is questioning my hit totals this year – whether it’s the rules, and maybe that’s part of it. But, I’m not going to run out of (my) way to get hits. Tonight the hits were there. Some nights there’s not a lot of opportunity out there the way the game is played nowadays.”

On seeing Anze Kopitar laying on the ice – “It’s always scary when you see a player go down, regardless of if he’s your best player. When you see a teammate go into the boards like that you just hope for the best. We have to find a way to capitalize when we have a five minute power play, or three-and-a-half minutes, whatever it was.”

On the overall game – “They got a quick early goal and I turned the puck over on the second one. I just couldn’t make a strong play and then it was in our net and it was 2-0. It’s a tough team to play against when you are down 2-0. I don’t know exactly what happened on the first but I couldn’t make that play on the second. Look at our shot pool: in 40-whatever shots we got two goals. We have to find ways to score goals. I give Hackett credit, he made some pretty big saves.”

On the improvements need – “We have to get around the net more. I thought tonight was better than it has been in the past. We have to just get to the net and find ways to get pucks through. We have to be stronger in front of the net, we have a couple guys that are there consistently but we need more guys going. That’s going to help us score goals.”

Brown came on MayorsManor the other day and explained why his hit totals are down 24% for the season (link here)

More to come.

Comments from Trent Hunter and Anze Kopitar are already up on the homepage…and coach Murray’s remarks from his postgame presser can be found here.

The Mayor
www.twitter.com/MayorNHL
www.facebook.com/MayorsManor

Shop MMAOverload.com Today!

Recent Articles

This Date in LA Kings History: October 24

On October 24, 1982, the @LAKings acquired Terry Ruskowski from Chicago for Larry Goodenough and a third round pick (Trent Yawney). Ruskowski, who served as team captain for two seasons, scored 125 points and had 360 penalty minutes in 226 games with the #LAKings.#GoKingsGo pic.twitter.com/i3lYUh77uB
— The Kingstorian (@Kingstorian) October 24, 2020

On October 24, 1984, the […]

This Date in LA Kings History: October 23

On October 23, 1979, Marcel Dionne scored four goals and Triple Crown linemates Charlie Simmer and Dave Taylor combined to score four points in the @LAKings' 7-4 win against the Colorado Rockies.#LAKings #GoKingsGo pic.twitter.com/LaCuCPdjnb
— The Kingstorian (@Kingstorian) October 23, 2020

On October 23, 2000, Ziggy Palffy scored his league leading eighth goal of the season in […]

Preview: First Look at LA Kings Reverse Retro Jersey

Below is a first look at what we believe the LA Kings ‘reverse retro’ jersey will be for the upcoming 2020-21 season. As recently explained in a separate article, this is a league wide initiative – where teams are expected to add a fourth jersey, to only be worn once or twice versus a rival […]

Major News Items

Anatomy of a Draft Pick – How the Kings Decided on Byfield

It seems that nearly every year there is a debate among two players either at or near the top of the NHL Draft board. This year was no exception, with Quinton Byfield vs. Tim Stuetzle being a common theme among … [Read More...]

More Prospect News

About John Hoven

John Hoven is a member of the of the Professional Hockey Writers Association and co-hosts Kings of the Podcast. He is also the founder and editor of MayorsManor.com, which has been named Best Sports Blog in Los Angeles by LA Weekly and Hockey Blog of the Year by Yahoo Sports. Click "ABOUT OUR TEAM" above for a full bio.