Gold and silver

As noted in a previous post, the Kings will go with a top defensive pair of Drew Doughty and Jack Johnson tonight. It’s a potential-packed pair, one that the Kings have tried, on and off, over the last couple years. Tonight, at least, playing them together could turn out one of two ways. They could feed off their great Olympic tournaments and have a tremendous game together, or they could both be exhausted (physically and mentally) and have a tough night. It’s impossible to predict, really. Here’s what Terry Murray said this morning about the Doughty-Johnson pairing…

MURRAY: “We’re going to play those two kids together. That’s the way we finished up. They were playing together fairly often, and I thought they were a real good pair. Jack is better on the left side, in our opinion, and it’s two young guys that can match up against any player, any line that’s in the league, as far as we’re concerned. They can take a big part of the minutes. They can play upward of 25-plus minutes. Young and strong and durable, and hopefully they just grow together.”

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