Drew Doughty

Drew Doughty

Height/Weight: 6' 1"/202 lbs
Born: London, Canada
Draft: 2008 1st round (2nd pick) by the
Shoots: R
  • Kings score 3 in second period, beat Sharks 4-2
    The Canadian Press

    Kings score 3 in second period, beat Sharks 4-2

    SAN JOSE, Calif. — Andreas Athanasiou, Alex Iafallo and Dustin Brown scored in the second period ad the Los Angeles Kings beat the San Jose Sharks 4-2 on Saturday night. Jeff Carter also scored and Jonathan Quick made 26 saves as the Kings beat the Sharks for just the second time in eight meetings this season. Dylan Gambrell and Timo Meier scored for the Sharks, who now trail St. Louis by four points for the fourth and final playoff spot from the West Division. Arizona is three points ahead of the Sharks for fifth place. Martin Jones came in 19-5-3 in his career — including 6-1 this season — gave up four goals on 19 shot through two periods. Josef Korenar stopped all seven shots he faced in the third in his NHL debut. With the score 1-1 after the first period, Athanasiou and Iafallo scored 55 seconds apart early in the second, and then Brown beat Jones for a power play goal with 7.8 seconds left in the period to give the Kings a 4-1 cushion. Jones’ strong play was the driving force behind San Jose’s recent push that has propelled the team into the playoff hunt. But Jones perhaps showed a bit of fatigue Saturday in his seventh consecutive start, and defensive lapses by his teammates didn’t help. Carter scored his eighth goal at 11:43 of the first to give Los Angeles a 1-0 lead. But the Sharks evened the score five minutes later on Gambrell’s goal. GOALIE TRADE The Sharks traded backup goalie Devan Dubnyk to Colorado on Saturday for defenceman Greg Pateryn and a fifth-round pick in this year’s draft. That opened the door for Korenar to get called up. Dubnyk, 34, had been strongly rumoured as a trade candidate, and he gives the Avalanche a backup goalie with post-season experience. UP NEXT Kings: Host the first of back-to-back games against the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday. Sharks: Host the Anaheim Ducks on Monday, beginning a string of 16 games in 27 days to finish the regular season. ___ More AP NHL coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Joe Stiglich, The Associated Press

  • The Canadian Press

    San Jose and Los Angeles square off for division showdown

    Los Angeles Kings (15-18-6, seventh in the West Division) vs. San Jose Sharks (18-17-4, sixth in the West Division) San Jose, California; Saturday, 10:30 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles heads to San Jose in a matchup of West Division teams. The Sharks are 18-17-4 against opponents from the West Division. San Jose averages 9.3 penalty minutes per game, the sixth-most in the league. Kurtis Gabriel leads the team serving 55 total minutes. The Kings are 15-18-6 against the rest of their division. Los Angeles has surrendered 17 power-play goals, killing 85.1% of opponent opportunities. In their last meeting on April 3, San Jose won 3-2. TOP PERFORMERS: Evander Kane leads the Sharks with 17 assists and has 33 points this season. Tomas Hertl has four goals and three assists over the last 10 games for San Jose. Anze Kopitar has 40 total points while scoring eight goals and totalling 32 assists for the Kings. Drew Doughty has five assists over the last 10 games for Los Angeles. LAST 10 GAMES: Sharks: 7-3-0, averaging 2.4 goals, 4.3 assists, 3.4 penalties and 8.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game with a .917 save percentage. Kings: 3-7-0, averaging 2.1 goals, 3.7 assists, 3.3 penalties and 7.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game with a .906 save percentage. INJURIES: Sharks: Matt Nieto: out (lower body), Marc-Edouard Vlasic: day to day (upper body). Kings: Tobias Bjornfot: day to day (upper body). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press

  • Martin Jones makes 32 saves to lead Sharks past Kings 5-2
    The Canadian Press

    Martin Jones makes 32 saves to lead Sharks past Kings 5-2

    SAN JOSE, Calif. — Martin Jones made 32 saves to stymie Los Angeles again, Patrick Marleau scored his 566th career goal and the San Jose Sharks beat the Kings 5-2 on Friday night. Kevin Labanc, Rudolfs Balcers and Dylan Gambrell also scored, and Brent Burns had three assists to give San Jose its fifth win in six games. Tomas Hertl added an empty-net goal. But the key to this victory was once again Jones. He beat the Kings for the sixth time this season and has a .933 save percentage in seven games against his former team. He joined Mike Vernon (1997-98 against Anaheim) as the only Sharks goalies to beat one team six times in a season. Alex Iafallo and Jaret Anderson-Dolan scored for Los Angeles, and Cal Petersen made 24 saves. The Kings have lost seven of nine. Marleau scored in back-to-back games for the first time since November 2018 when Burns' centring pass hit his skate and deflected past Petersen to make it 2-1 in the first. Marleau played his 1,762nd career game, five shy of tying Gordie Howe's all-time record. That goal was part of a three-goal first period that Jones made stand up with a stellar second that included stops on breakaways by Iafallo and Trevor Moore. Jones did allow a soft goal from a bad angle to Anderson-Dolan early in the third, but the Sharks held on for the win thanks to a short-handed goal by Gambrell with 3:00 remaining. SLOW STARTERS Los Angeles managed to score first for just the second time in seven meetings against San Jose this season when Iafallo was left alone in front to redirect a centring pass from Dustin Brown past Jones. But that didn't help the Kings solve their first-period woes as the Sharks scored three times in less than 10 minutes after killing a penalty. Labanc scored on the rush, Marleau gave San Jose the lead and Balcers scored on a rebound after Timo Meier was stopped on a partial breakaway. It was the first three-goal first period for the Sharks since Nov. 12, 2019, against Edmonton. The Kings have been outscored by 18 goals in the opening period this season, second worst in the league to Ottawa's minus-21. DROP THE GLOVES There were a pair of fights in the second period with San Jose's Jeffrey Viel squaring off against Kurtis MacDermid in a matchup of enforcers, and the Sharks' Marcus Sorensen taking on Andreas Athanasiou in a tame fight between unexpected combatants. Sorensen and Athanasiou then fought again at the final buzzer. UP NEXT The teams finish their season series on Saturday night in San Jose. ___ More AP NHL coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Josh Dubow, The Associated Press