Friendships on hold for the Cup

Doughty, Couture are best buddies in offseason, but that doesn't matter in playoffs

Updated: April 18, 2014, 8:46 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Moments before a faceoff Thursday night, Drew Doughty slapped Logan Couture with his stick.

But don't call it a love tap.

"I think he was just giving me a whack, probably just like any other player would whack you," Couture smiled Friday.

And to think, they'll both be in the same wedding party this summer.

The two buddies from London, Ontario, hang out in the offseason, work out together and play golf with each other nearly every other day.

"He ...

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