Watch Doughty land a big hit on Datsyuk

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Sunday’s Los Angeles Kings-Detroit Red Wings game featured another example of Pavel Datsyuk’s highlight reel-worthy brilliance, but those clips give the impression that it’s easy.

This hit by Drew Doughty provides a compelling counterpoint:

Darryl Sutter has asked for more from the 23-year-old defenseman, so at least he’s asserting himself physically.

That being said, Datsyuk, 34, and the Red Wings got the last laugh by beating the Kings 3-2 in regulation.