Late in the first period of yesterday’s game between the Flames and Kings, Calgary rookie forward Matthew Tkachuk threw what appeared to be a deliberate elbow into the face of Kings defenseman Drew Doughty.
Because hockey people have the attention spans of goldfish, some have pronounced Drew Doughty the best player in the world. That he's the third or fourth to receive the honor since the playoffs started should tell you how much weight that carries.
Here's Drew Doughty—your presumptive Conn Smythe winner should the Kings take the Cup—at the moment of the series-winning goal. A couple of bangs on the glass toward the Blackhawks, and a wonderful pratfall over the boards.
At the very end of regulation, with the Kings and Blue Jackets tied, L.A.'s Drew Doughty scored a gamewinner. It went to a video review, and Doughty was credited with a goal with 0.4 seconds remaining. Then they showed the replay, and all hell and confusion broke lose.