GOTTA SEE IT: Drew Doughty Taunts Calgary Flames Fans After Scoring OT Winner
- Drew Doughty scored a power-play goal 50 seconds into overtime to give the Los Angeles Kings their first win of the season, 4-3 against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome on Tuesday.
- Doughty won it with a one-timer from the left face-off circle off a pass from Anze Kopitar with Flames forward Sam Bennett in the penalty box for tripping Kopitar late in the third.
“We work on the 4-on-3, 5-on-3 on the power play all the time. It’s not necessarily a set play, just running our routes and [Kopitar] has different options on the routes, and he found me as the option. I just tried to rip it, deflected, goal.”
- Doughty and Ilya Kovalchuk each had a goal and two assists for the Kings (1-1-0), who lost their season opener 6-5 at the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday. Jack Campbell made 26 saves.
“It was a tremendous effort, a great start in a tough building to play in,” said Todd McLellan, who got his first win as Los Angeles coach. “We needed that. It healed the wounds of the Edmonton game, I thought, real quick and gave us confidence. They’re a good team. They ended up in first last year in the division for a reason. They pushed back, yet we had some resolve to continue on and find a way to win it.”
- Matthew Tkachuk tied the game 3-3 for the Flames with his second goal of the night with 1:04 left in the third. He played the puck out of the air and batted it before it hit the ice.
“It was a good feeling, and once you get to overtime, you get a point and try to find a way to get the second one,” Tkachuk said. “They made a nice play. Kopitar made an unbelievable pass, and that was the game. It was a good feeling for maybe a minute or two, but not anymore.”
- David Rittich made 36 saves for Calgary (1-1-1), which came back from down 3-0.
“I’m excited for Round 2 in a couple weeks in L.A,” Tkachuk said.
Sources & Credits: LA Kings, Calgary Flames, NHL, Aaron Vickers
NHL Highlights | Kings vs. Flames – Oct. 8, 2019
— LA Kings (@LAKings) October 9, 2019
Drew Doughty got the last laugh in the latest chapter of the Doughty vs. Tkachuk feud. 🤫 pic.twitter.com/EmJj4TAqrq
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) October 9, 2019
“They’re an intelligent group and they’re well aware that the effort and emotional engagement at the beginning of the game wasn’t good enough.”
Bill Peters talks about the 4-3 OT setback to LA. pic.twitter.com/k9fQER1jMB
— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) October 9, 2019