All summer long, NHL Network will be replaying the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs -- from every jaw-dropping goal to every highlight-reel save to every crushing defeat.
Each game of the postseason -- spanning the more than two-month period from the opening round to Boston's Game 7 clincher of the Stanley Cup Final -- will be shown on the Network throughout the offseason.
Fans can tune in at 8 p.m. ET nightly for a different game -- and different chance to re-live history. A complete program schedule can be found on NHLNetwork.com.
After an overtime win in Game 1, the San Jose Sharks
were looking to take a 2-0 series lead over the Los Angeles Kings
before the series shifted to Southern California. But L.A. defenseman Drew Doughty
had other plans.
After assisting on Jack Johnson
’s power-play goal that opened the scoring midway through the first period, Doughty notched a PPG of his own exactly 3 1/2 minutes later to give the Kings a 2-0 lead at the first intermission. The 21-year-old kept the momentum going in the second, firing a shot from just inside the blue line and through the pads of Antti Niemi
to put the Kings ahead 3-0. Early in the third period, Doughty collected his fourth point of the night when he assisted on Kyle Clifford
’s tally that made the score 4-0 -- which is how the game would end.
Behind Doughty’s two goals
and two assists, L.A. tied the series at 1-1, earning a split of the first two games before heading to the Staples Center for Games 3 and 4. Another big factor in the lopsided victory was the man between the pipes for the Kings, Jonathan Quick
. The Connecticut native stopped all 34 shots he faced, recording the first playoff shutout by a Kings goalie since 2002 when Felix Potvin
blanked Colorado 1-0 in Game 5 of their first-round series.