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


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