From the now it can be told dept: defenseman Drew Doughty said he lobbied Kings coach Darryl Sutter to join a shootout, but his plea fell on deaf ears until Tuesday. Sutter finally gave Doughty a chance as the fifth shooter in an nine-round shootout decided by the Kings’ Dwight King. Doughty’s try was saved by the Ducks’ Jonas Hiller, but he was happy with his effort.
“I want to be put in those situations every time,” Doughty said Thursday. “I was pretty disappointed I didn’t score because I probably won’t go for a while. I thought I made a good move. I almost had him. It sucks, but whatever. … I love those situations. I hope he throws me back in there.”
Sutter said he should have tried Doughty in the Kings’ shootout loss Nov. 27 to the San Jose Sharks. Sutter also said he would have be smart to give King a crack at the Sharks, especially after watching King beat Hiller with a quick shot to the glove side that gave the Kings a 3-2 victory over the Ducks on Tuesday.
“I told both their dads that night,” Sutter said, referring to the Kings’ Father’s Trip to Vancouver and San Jose. “I cost them a point because their sons weren’t in the shootout.”