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Brown says Kings can bounce back from blowout loss

by Dave Lozo
VANCOUVER -- Game 5 couldn't have gone worse for Dustin Brown and the Los Angeles Kings, who lost 7-2 to the Vancouver Canucks to fall into a 3-2 hole in the series.

The Kings' captain was held to just one shot and finished minus-3, and he spoke after the game at his locker in GM Place.

Q: How does this team bounce back from such a lopsided loss?

Brown: It could've been a 3-2 overtime loss or the loss we had, we've just got to forget about it and go. It's one game and we still have an opportunity at home to even the series. Whether it's a 3-2 loss or a 7-2 loss, it's definitely not what we wanted, but we have to move forward.

Q: What was it like in the locker room after the game? Did Terry Murray have anything to say?

Brown: He didn't have to say anything after the game. Regardless if we lose 7-2 or 3-2. We didn't have a lot of things tonight. We can't sit here and analyze or feel bad for ourselves or dwell on it. There's a game in two days. If we win that game, we're back where we are right now. That's our attitude.

Q: Has the team played as badly all season as it did tonight?

Brown: This is definitely one of the worst. It's one of those things where it's out of our system now and we have to move forward. It's one of those things where it's unfortunate timing for us not to be able to perform, especially in the second period.

Q: Were the problems playing 5-on-5 as bad tonight as they have been at any point of this series?

Brown: Five-on-five, power play, penalty kill -- tonight it didn't really make a difference. The execution or the work ethic. We got away from what made us successful early on. We tried to maybe to do it by ourselves when we got behind there and that's something we have to definitely keep an eye on. That's not the way to play hockey.

Q: Does this team have the ability to bounce back and force a Game 7?

Brown: You come into this series expecting a Game 7, and now we have to make it a Game 7.

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