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Sunday, June 3, 2012
Doughty's goal one for the ages

By Pierre LeBrun



NEWARK, N.J. -- Drew Doughty’s goal in the first period won’t soon be forgotten in Stanley Cup finals history.

"Great play," said Kings head coach Darryl Sutter. "It’s a 200-foot play. It’s one of those coast-to-coast things. Win or lose tonight, that’s a great play."

Doughty deked through three Devils players before beating Martin Brodeur with a wrist shot. It elicited memories of Scott Niedermayer’s end-to-end goal in the 1995 Cup finals for the Devils.

"I actually remember Niedermayer when he played in New Jersey having a couple of end-to-enders," said Doughty. "He was an unbelievable player here and everywhere he played. And I always wanted to emulate myself after him and he scored some highlight-reel goals I’ll always remember."