Three-on-three hockey is a lot like being under a bright spotlight — unforgiving.
"You can't really hide in three on three. So you're going to have to try or else everyone is going to notice,"
Because the Kings are leading the
"Obviously, a different format," Sutter said. "Went last year because we won it. Going this year because you're leading the division. The older you get, the more it means.
"The reason that we're leading the division now is because of our three-on-three play. So interesting that is the format."
The Kings' record is 6-1 on three-on-three play.
For Doughty, it will be his second consecutive All-Star appearance. Quick represented the Kings in 2012 in Ottawa. Perry, who will make his fourth appearance, has the most appearances of the group.
For Gibson, it will be his first All-Star game. Although he has played for the Ducks in previous seasons, Gibson, 22, is technically still a rookie.
"It's an honor," he said. "I didn't really expect it. It's something, any time you get named there. ... I'll probably expect a lot of offense with three-on-three. But it will be fun."
Said Perry of Gibson: "He has done a lot of good things for this team. He's helped us win a lot of hockey games and to be that young and to be named to the team, it's definitely an accomplishment."
As with most All-Star selections, there was the fuss about those left off the team. Sutter thought Kings center Anze Kopitar should have been included and that a case could be made for right wing Tyler Toffoli, who has scored 19 goals.
"I know how it works, there's only one guy from each team for the most part," Sutter said. "Drew and Quickie, I don't think that's a surprise for anybody."