The New York Rangers grabbed a 1-0 lead in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final, thanks to a Drew Doughty toe-drag gone awry. The Los Angeles Kings defenseman tried to get around Benoit Pouliot with the move, but a pokecheck by the Rangers' forward led to a breakaway and the first goal of the series.
The failure by Doughty on that player didn't detract him from trying it again. Midway through the second period, with the Kings trailing 2-1, Doughty took a Justin Williams pass coming through the Rangers' zone and proceeded to dangle around Derek Dorsett to tie the game:
The goal was Doughty's fifth of the playoffs and added fuel to this week's round of "[Player] is the best in the world] debate. (We're sure by Game 4 another player will have his praises sung.)
Doughty's goal Wednesday night added to his collection of highlight-reel tallies in the final. You probably remember this goal during Game 2 in 2012 against the New Jersey Devils:
Doughty admitted during Media Day Tuesday that he sometimes tries to do a little too much. But with high risk often comes the reward and the Kings benefited this time to tie the game.
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