Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty’s game-winning objective in additional time Tuesday towards the Calgary Flames marked an thrilling evening for his workforce and one other chapter in his private rivalry with Flames ahead Matthew Tkachuk.
Doughty’s Kings scored the primary three objectives of the evening and held that Three-Zero lead as late as halfway by way of the second interval — till Tkachuk and Co. got here charging again to tie the sport.
The feisty 21-year-old Flame capitalized on a Kings defensive zone turnover to attain Calgary’s first objective of the evening. He earned an help on Noah Hanifin’s objective, too, and accomplished his workforce’s comeback when Doughty made an ill-advised clear by way of the middle of the ice with slightly below a minute remaining.
The Flames saved the puck within the offensive zone, and Tkachuk corraled a rebound off of goalie Jack Campbell’s pads by batting it out of mid-air twice — as soon as to settle the puck, and once more to place it previous Campbell to ship the sport to additional time.
Doughty finally earned the final snigger when he silenced the Scotiabank Saddledome with a one-time shot to win the sport for the Kings, Four-Three. He instantly prodded the fireplace additional, celebrating by the use of taunting Flames followers seated alongside the glass.
Doughty’s private rivalry with Tkachuk dates again to an elbow to the face the Calgary ahead delivered to the previous Norris Trophy winner in March 2017, Tkachuk’s rookie season.
“[Tkachuk] had a great recreation too,” Doughty mentioned postgame, noting Tkachuk’s three factors. “But it surely’s not about me and him, it’s simply concerning the Kings beating the Flames tonight and that’s all that issues.”
When reporters instructed Tkachuk what Doughty needed to say after the sport, all of the feisty goal-scorer provided was this: “I am excited for spherical two in two weeks in L.A.”
The Flames and Kings meet once more Oct. 19 on the Staples Heart in Los Angeles.