Drew Doughty admitted he flubbed a defensive assignment in Game 1 that led to a San Jose goal.
Let's just say the Kings defenseman made up for it in Game2.
Doughty was involved in every goal Saturday as the underdog Kings seized home ice from the Sharks with a decisive 4-0 victory in Game 2 of the first round of the Western Conference playoffs in front of 17,562 at HP Pavilion.
"I was definitely a little more motivated," said Doughty, who scored two goals and had two assists.
"I was upset that I messed up on that one goal in the first game - not that I was going to overdo it and try to make up for it too much, but I definitely wanted to, and I thought I played a good game tonight.
"I'm just really looking forward to taking this momentum back to L.A."
The Kings did it with makeshift lines. With second-line center Jarret Stoll serving a one-game suspension for leveling Sharks defenseman Ian White in Game 1, they moved up fourth-line center Trevor Lewis to spell Stoll on the second line and installed Oscar Moller into Lewis' fourth-line spot.
"We had two of our centers out, and a lot of people probably didn't think we had a chance tonight," Doughty said. "I guess we showed those people wrong. We played a solid team game. That's what wins you tough games."
Kings goalie Jonathan Quick had 34 saves as the Sharks outshot the Kings 34-23
Doughty makes amends as Kings even up series
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