Some Kings dressing room quotes after loss to Ducks.

Justin Williams

On start of game:

“For whatever reason, we’ve been having a tough time starting games. We get behind early and have to battle back. Once we do battle back, we seem to just relax a little bit. We’re a much better team than we’re showing and it is extremely disappointing.”

On momentum swings:

“We came back multiple times and in turn we didn’t kill a penalty. They came back and scored power-play goals on us and that’s extremely deflating. It’s upsetting that we’re where we’re at right now but we have to push forward. We have a big road trip coming up and, as everyone is saying, every point is important.”

Darryl Sutter

“Everyone’s got to play on the right side of the puck in this league. If you play on the wrong side of the puck you’re going to lose.”

On switching goalies:

“No one changes goalies, but it was 2-0 five minutes into the game. You have to do something.”

Dustin Brown

On allowing seven goals

“Like I said before, it just comes back to playing harder in hard areas in front of the net. Tonight we weren’t hard enough.”

On switching goalies

“I think maybe it’s — I don’t know the last time Quickie got pulled. Like I said, we need to use that as a wake-up call.”

On the importance of the impending four-game road trip

“In a 48-game schedule, every game is key. We need to keep pace. We’re going into some tough buildings to play in. It starts with Columbus and they’re playing pretty good hockey. We’ve got to focus on Columbus right now, one game at a time. We can’t be thinking about Detroit, St. Louis, whoever else we play.”

On scoring three goals in the last two games:

“I’m just feeling better on the ice. … We’re getting pucks to the net. Tonight it was the power play, but it’s getting pucks around the net and my three goals have been within 10 feet of the net. That’s a result of Dewey, Ricky and Kopi getting the puck around there and me just battling.”

On playing against Jack Johnson in Columbus:

“We played him last year. We know what to expect from Jack. There’s been a big shakeup in Columbus in the Nash deal. They’ll have a different look to their team so, like I said, we have to focus on that game.”

On penalty killing:

“Our PK, again, that correlates I think really well to how we’re playing 5-on-5. We gave up three power-play goals tonight. They’ve got skill. I think their power play is clicking along pretty good, but our PK’s a staple of our game. To give up three … it’s one of those indications that we’re not being as hard as we need to be in the hard areas.”

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.