Several notes, followed by an NHL press release:
At tomorrow's skills competition, Drew Doughty will participate in the Hardest Shot and the passing portion of the Skills Challenge, and Jeff Carter will take part in the Accuracy Challenge and the one-timer portion of the Skills Challenge. The eve... Read More
On the Muzzin-Doughty pair:
We’ve used guys all over, quite honest. I know it’s demanding for whoever he’s played with this year. It’s been a different level in terms of the transition with our team. Drew makes guys around him better when they’re struggling. He makes you guys that you call up safe... Read More
Drew Doughty, on whether New York's power play success was due to the Islanders or poor play by the Kings:
Probably honestly a little bit of both. We would have liked to take away those chances, not let them... it was the same guy twice if I was not mistaken, Lee. You can't let him get the stick on... Read More
In this compacted 2016-17 season, in which the Los Angeles Kings played nine consecutive road games and recently completed a seven-game home stand, it is time to again get some mileage out of suitcases and travel bags as nine of the next 10 Kings games will take place away from Staples Center.
Th... Read More
Learned in today’s discussion with Drew Doughty and Jeff Carter: Carter’s dad coached Doughty’s North London Nationals team in minor, triple-A hockey in their hometown of London, Ontario.
“Drew was pretty young but I remember going to practices with him and stuff and seeing Drew out there,” said... Read More
Andrew D. Bernstein / NHLIThe NHL announced Tuesday morning that Los Angeles Kings alternate captains Drew Doughty and Jeff Carter were named to the Pacific Division's team for the All-Star Game that will be played at Staples Center on Sunday, January 29. The two will also participate in the annual... Read More
The Kings have won three of four games and have maintained their recalibrated objective in the wake of their early season injury binge to remain in the thick of the teams battling for a playoff spot, so there aren’t exactly alarms sounding at the moment.
But teams will always look to continue to... Read More
Drew Doughty, on the loss:
We just weren’t winning battles. We were turning pucks over on our backcheck. I know one of the goals was kind of because we turned the puck over, and then on the back check we lost our coverage. The other ones were just down low battles that we lost. Something that we pr... Read More
So, did Drew Doughty string together a stretch of standout games prior to the Christmas break, or was he simply just playing up to his regular capability?
“It looks the same to me as it does to you every night when he plays half the game, plays every situation,” Darryl Sutter said.
Yes, and he... Read More