January 11, 2014 12:02 pm

January 11 morning skate quotes: Drew Doughty

On being paired with Slava Voynov on the power play:
Me and Slava are really good together, I think, on power play. We bring that one timer threat. I think the power play’s been pretty good when we’ve been on the ice, to be honest. Maybe last game I gave him a few bad passes that we didn’t connect for for a one-timer, but besides that, I think we’ve been pretty good together. We haven’t been scoring, but we’ve been creating up top. We’ve been getting our shots through. I like what we have together. We’re close off the ice, and we want to be good together on the ice in those opportunities, so I think that’s what makes us pretty good at it.

On whether he feels comfortable with a righty-righty power play combination:
It really doesn’t matter to me. I like playing with Muzz on the power play, too. It really doesn’t matter to me. It kind of depends what the PKers are bringing, or if we’re rolling or if we’re not rolling, but I do like the one-timer on the left side. I’m kind of playing the left side more, and [Voynov’s] in the middle, so I can get that one-timer. I do like playing the middle, too, so it really doesn’t matter to me.

On Henrik Zetterberg:
Zetterberg’s obviously a great player…They’re obviously a good team. They have been for a long time. I think they’re kind of struggling a little more this year than they have in the past, but a lot of that has to do with injuries, and they didn’t have Zetterberg for a lot of it, too. So now that he’s back, he’s someone we’ve got to pay special attention to, got to shut him down, and we’ve got to be ready for the Wings. They’re a good team.

On whether there are a lot of Red Wings fans in Ontario:
Actually, in London there’s a lot of Wings fans. Toronto’s two hours away, Detroit’s two hours away. Obviously more Toronto fans, but there’s tons of Wings fans in London. I wasn’t one, obviously, myself. The Wings are a popular team.

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