L.A. Kings star defenseman Drew Doughty, felt he had to outplay Montreal Canadiens star defenseman P.K. Subban if his team was to win on Friday.
Well, that’s not going according to plan for Doughty, or the Kings.
Subban had scored twice to help the Canadiens to a 3-0 lead after 40 minutes of play, victimizing goalie Martin Jones on a pair of long shots – a wrist shot in the first and a slapper in the second. Meanwhile, Doughty didn’t have a point in almost 20 minutes of ice time through two periods.
Not sure Darryl Sutter will be too pleased with his goaltending. The Kings had a wide advantage in shots through two periods, with the Canadiens, on home ice, firing only 11 shots on Jones. He was beaten three times.
Updated: Montreal’s first goal of the game, originally credited to Subban, has now been credited to Jiri Sekac. Subban still gets the assist, finishing the night with two points.
And here is Subban’s second goal of the evening, which came in the second period.