Mike Weaver

What we learned from the Kings' 5-3 victory over Pittsburgh on Saturday

What we learned from the Kings' 5-3 victory over Pittsburgh on Saturday

What we learned from the Kings’ 5-3 victory over Pittsburgh on Saturday:

-- Defenseman Drew Doughty should win the Norris trophy as the NHL’s top defenseman, hands down.

He played 30 minutes and eight seconds in the Kings’ 5-3 victory and contributed a goal, an assist, a +1 defensive rating, three shots and one hit. And that was the front end of a back-to-back sequence that will conclude Sunday night at Staples Center. He has played more than 30 minutes in each of his last two games and missed the 30-minute mark by only a few seconds in each of the two previous games. His average ice time of 27:27 is second in the NHL only to the 28:16 averaged by...

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