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Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty is one of the best at his position in the NHL. The 22-year-old Canadian was up to his old tricks Saturday night as he was probably the best player on the ice for either team in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Doughty also scored a scintillating goal on a coast-to-coast rush that put the Kings up 1-0 over the New Jersey Devils in the first period.
Video of the goal after the jump.
That was just an incredible series of moves, followed up by a perfectly-placed, laser of a shot that got past Martin Brodeur.
The Kings, once again, won a tight contest <a href="" target="_blank">in overtime 2-1, and Doughty’s play had a lot to do with that. Los Angeles now leads the series 2-0, and improved to 10-0 on the road in the playoffs.
After Saturday night the Kings are now just two wins from bringing home the first Stanley Cup in franchise history.
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Drew Doughty may have the flashiest goal of the series, after he blasted a shot past Marty Brodeur in the first period of game 2.
The Kings defenseman went end to end, weaving through the New Jersey defense, and then firing a shot from the right hand faceoff circle. The goal was Doughty’s third of the playoffs and by far his highlight goal of the year.
Another game, another overtime hero for the Los Angeles Kings.Tonight it was Jeff Carter, who scored 13:42 into overtime to give the Kings a 2-1 win in tonight's Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. With Carter's game-winning tally, not only have the Kings taken a 2-0 series lead over the Devils but they have extended their astonishing playoff road record to 10-0.
Uh oh. According to the CBC's Hot Stove last night Michel Therrien is a finalist for the Montreal Job:
Also noted on that Hot Stove:
If the Coyotes can't reach a deal in Glendale, the option to fold the Coyotes is out there, although unlikely according to Deputy commissioner Bill Daly
Draft talk. Discussion about the Oilers dealing...
from Tim Wharnsby of CBC, For the fourth straight series, the Kings have marched into the opposition’s building and flew home with a 2-0 series lead. This time, though, they accomplished the feat against a Devils team that led all other clubs in the playoffs with a 6-2 home record. Sorry, make that 6-4 now with Game 3 set for the Staples Center on Monday.
“Tonight was heavy...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Jeff Carter scored at 13:42 in overtime and the Los Angeles Kings moved within two wins of their first NHL title with a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals Saturday night.
Jonathan Quick made 32 saves and Drew Doughty scored on a magnificent end-to-end rush as the Kings won their 10th straight road game this postseason...
NEWARK, N.J. Stick a pitchfork in 'em.
Already trailing the visiting Los Angeles Kings 1-0 in the Stanley Cup Final, the New Jersey Devils knew they could nary afford to fall into an 0-2 series hole, and on multiple occasions late in Game 2 Saturday night at the Prudential Center, the home team came within inches of breathing life back into its increasingly moribund postseason...
While Jonathan Quick stars in the Stanley Cup playoffs for the Los Angeles Kings, Jonathan Bernier cools his heels as his seldom-seen back-up.Once upon a time Bernier was slated to become LA’s goaltender of the future. But Quick had other ideas. When he matured into one of the NHL’s elite netminders this season, Bernier was limited to 16 appearances.Once the postseason ends,...
The Cup Finals have started, with the Kings taking Game 1 in a tremendously exciting overtime battle. Skilled forward Anze Kopitar corralled a slick pass from Justin Williams at the blue line and went in alone on Martin Brodeur, taking advantage of a New Jersey defensive breakdown for a 2-1 victory. He froze Brodeur with a head fake and slipped it past the sprawling netminder...
Jeff Carter scored at 13:42 in overtime and the Los Angeles Kings moved within two wins of their first NHL title with a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals Saturday night.
Jonathan Quick made 32 saves and Drew Doughty scored on a magnificent end-to-end rush as the Kings won their 10th straight road game this postseason, and their 12th in a...
Through two games of the Stanley Cup Final, here are the top contenders for the Conn Smythe Trophy, which is given annually to the NHL’s postseason MVP.1. Jonathan Quick, KingsIf the Kings win the Stanley Cup (it’s becoming more of a formality than a question mark), you can look back to last night’s Game 2 when Quick won himself the Conn Smythe. Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar...
Do you know how long I had to think before I even came up with a headline as dumb as that one? Days.
There are only two NHL players whose names begins with a âQâ and if Jonathan Quick, the Milford CT native wins the Stanley Cup, he will be the first PLAYER whose name begins with âQâ to be etched on the silver ring. Joel Quenneville is on there as a Coach...
Jeff Carter with the OT goal and now the Devils must make the long trip to LA down 2-0 and be prepared to play their best game on Monday.
Kings meanwhile are traveling home tonight and will looking to make this a very short series.
The Devils seemed to play a little better than game 1 but still come out on the short-end of the stick with a 2-1 loss.
Darryl Sutter rushed the Los Angeles Kings out of their locker room in Newark on Saturday night as if they were fleeing the scene of a crime.
The Kings coach was just in a hurry to get home, and that's what his club did: On the plane by midnight, wheels up by 1 a.m. Eastern time, and in their beds back on the West Coast shortly after 4 a.m. Pacific.
''Hey, every minute...
Photo by Frank Franklin III/AP
NEWARK, N.J. – For a member of the Los Angeles Kings, a whirlwind season may have reached its pinnacle.
Kings center Jeff Carter scored his first career game-winning overtime goal as Los Angeles took a commanding 2-0 series lead in the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday night. And for Carter, whose last eleven months have been full of turmoil,...