Drew Doughty is playing at an elite level, just like he did at the Sochi Olympics. In the defensive zone, he has had great positioning and has used his size and physicality to prevent the Ducks from getting to the slot.
In nine playoff games, Doughty has racked up a goal and seven assists for eight points, good enough for third on the Kings. Like P.K. Subban in Montreal, Doughty has played a crucial role on offense, especially on the power play.
He continues to lead the attack, carrying the puck up ice and pinching in if the opportunity is there. He’s also shown great patience in the offense zone, circling with the puck and waiting for an open lane to set up a one-timer.
Doughty's conditioning may be tested going forward, depending on the health of Willie Mitchell and Robyn Regehr. If they remain sidelined, it’s likely Doughty will play close to 30 minutes per game.