NHL Note - Los Angeles Kings Doughty, Drew

Dec 31, 2017 - 7:45 AM D Drew Doughty scored 6:49 into the third period to break a tie as the Kings defeated the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 Saturday night to end a two-game losing streak.

Doughty was frustrated when Vancouver's Nikolay Goldobin scored at 17:31 of the second period. Goldobin took a pass from teammate Ben Hutton, then used a toe drag to get around Doughty and score on a backhand.

"I was pretty embarrassed," Doughty said about the play. "I don't get dangled very often ... only the second time I can remember in my NHL career where I got dangled for a goal.

"I was pretty embarrassed and (mad) at myself going into the third period. I knew I was going to do everything in my power to try to help us win that game."

Doughty's deciding goal came early in the period. Skating untouched in the slot, he took a shot that hit defenseman Alex Elder. Doughty collected the rebound and took another shot that beat Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom under the blocker for his seventh goal and 29th point of the season.

"I don't know why I had that much ice, but I did," he said. "I just tried to get to the middle of the ice to get a better angle at the goalie and try to get a shot through. Edler did a good job blocking it.

"Luckily I got it back on my tape and just shot it again. When you get in that tight and that close to the goalie, you've got to rip it."

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