Morning skate notes: Kings working to improve defensive strategy

LOS ANGELES -- Back at Staples Center and down 0-2 to San Jose in the playoffs after two of the most disastrous games they've played all season, the Kings are desperately trying to diagnose and fix whatever it is that seems to be ailing the team. The Kings fell to 0-2 in the series after dressing seven defensemen in Game 2, in San Jose. It was a puzzling move for some, and defenseman...
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Welcome to the Stanley Cup Finals

Before going into the season, I said the San Jose Sharks could finally get their cup. Huge team, tons of offense and talent, a goaltender who is at least average...All season long, the Sharks dominated games and looked like a cup challenger. And then there were the Los Angeles Kings. The Kings got off to a slow start this season, but have really turned it around since the NHL Trade...
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Kings believe Doughty’s upper-body injury isn’t serious

The Los Angeles Kings indicate that key defenseman Drew Doughty dodged a bullet despite leaving Thursday’s game against the San Jose Sharks with an upper-body injury. LA Kings Insider passes along word from head coach Darryl Sutter on Friday that Doughty even has an outside chance of playing for the Kings on Saturday. The Kings are almost certainly locked into third place in the...
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Kings' Drew Doughty leaves game early

The Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty left midway through the first period on Thursday night with an upper-body injury and did not return.Resolute-Wikimedia CommonsDoughty played over five minutes in the first period on Thursday night against the San Jose Sharks. It appeared Doughty injured his left shoulder delivering a clean check to Sharks forward Tyler Kennedy.A short...
Via Sports Injury Alert
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Video- Drew Doughty Injured But Will Travel With The Team

via Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider, Drew Doughty, who did not return after issuing a hit on San Jose’s Tyler Kennedy in the first period of Thursday’s 2-1 loss to the San Jose Sharks, will travel with the team to Vancouver. Certainly this is not bad news, though the extent and nature of the injury – other than being described as “upper-body” by the team – is not known...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Canada beats Finland 2-1 in OT on Doughty's goal

Drew Doughty scored with 2:28 left in overtime to lift Canada to a 2-1 win over Finland on Sunday in the final preliminary round game of the men's Olympic hockey tournament. The defending gold medalists earned the No. 3 seed for the quarterfinals. The Finns will be seeded fourth among the final eight teams. Sweden gets the top seed as the only team to win all three of its preliminary...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Drew Doughty delivers 'rectum-rattling blast' on Alex Goligoski (Video)

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty leveled Dallas Stars defenseman Alex Goligoski during the second period of Thursday night's game at the Staples Center with a clean check along the boards that was described by Stars color commentator Daryl Reaugh as a "rectum-rattling blast". Now that's not something you hear every day. Where in the world did Reaugh...
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March 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Doughty will not face sexual assault charges

Citing insufficient evidence, Los Angeles County prosecutors declined to file sexual assault charges Wednesday against LA Kings player Drew Doughty, who was investigated by Hermosa Beach police in connection with a sexual assault allegation. The allegations date to March 1, when a 25-year-old woman met Doughty at a bar near the Hermosa Beach Pier. She turned down a proposition from...
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July 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty runs into some serious legal trouble

Per the Los Angeles Times’ Jack Leonard and Helene Elliott: Los Angeles County prosecutors are reviewing an allegation by a woman who alleges she was sexually assaulted earlier this year by L.A. Kings player Drew Doughty, a district attorney’s spokeswoman said Tuesday. “It’s under review,” said spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons, who declined to detail the allegations, citing...
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June 19, 2012  |  Discuss

NHL: Doughty's goal should not have counted

The NHL is investigating whether human error or a glitch in the clock system at Staples Center was responsible for prolonging the Kings game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday long enough for Kings defenseman Drew Doughty to score the decisive goal in a 3-2 victory. Colin Campbell, the leagues senior vice president of hockey operations, said Thursday he believes the...
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February 02, 2012  |  Discuss

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