Third Time’s The Charm: LA Kings Drew Doughty Wins 2016 Norris Trophy

LA Kings Defenseman Drew Doughty
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LOS ANGELES — As the saying goes, the third time’s the charm.

That was indeed the case for Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty, who was named as the 2016 recipient of the James Norris Memorial Trophy today at the National Hockey League’s Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Norris Trophy is awarded annually to “the defenseman who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position.”

To top things off, Doughty was also named to the NHL’s 2016 First All-Star Team.

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Kings Move Above .500 Mark After 3-1 Win Over Minnesota

RECAP: Behind another strong effort, the Los Angeles Kings moved one game above the .500 mark with a 3-1 win over the Minnesota Wild at Staples Center on Saturday afternoon; features post-game audio interviews.


LOS ANGELES — By this time last season, the Los Angeles Kings were, for all intents and purposes, already eliminated from playoff contention. But this season, believe it or not, they are still within reach of a playoff spot and they moved above the .500 mark after handing the slumping Minnesota Wild a 3-1 loss in front of a far more sparse-than-announced crowd of 14,857 fans during a matinee affair at Staples Center on Saturday.

With the win, the Kings are now 13-12-4 on the season, enjoying the rarefied air that exists above the .500 mark for the third time this season.

The Kings were one game above the .500 mark twice in November. Prior to that, the last time was September 9, 2007, opening night of the 2007-08 season. Read more of this post