Drew Doughty still had enough energy to dole out extra-hard high-fives with teammates. Then he made a beeline off the ice as the first one into the Kings’ dressing room.
Rest was on tap, as was a simple explanation for how he and his teammates initially had more legs than the Ducks in their second game in as many days.
“We knew we had a little break after this game, so basically we weren’t going to leave anything in the tank; just kind of blow it all out there and play our hearts out,” Doughty said.
Those hearts were thumping hard in a hang-on-for-life third period, and didn’t rest until a 3-2 win Sunday ended a stretch of seven games in...