Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings was outstanding for Team Canada during the 2014 Winter Olympics. As stacked as the Canadians were at forward, it was the mobile Doughty that ended up leading the team in goal scoring. He became a bit of a sensation in Sochi, as Russian onlookers who typically don’t take in many Kings games were blown away by his speed and shooting.
Coming home with a second gold medal might seem like enough for most folks, but Doughty does have one regret concerning the Winter Games, and that’s failing to score on teammate Jonathan Quick of the United States.
Doughty shared his thoughts on that with Jon Rosen of LAKingsInsider.com:
I remember there were a few chances I had on Quickie, and he made the save, and we kind of just had a big smile back to each other. I was chirping him a little bit. But it was just all in fun. I really wanted to score on him, and I’m disappointed I didn’t.
After victimizing just about every other international goaltender that took part in the Olympics, it is surprising that Doughty wasn’t able to break through against a netminder that he knows so well. Quick was the goalie for the Americans, who were dominated defensively during the semifinal of the tourney.