Doughty doesn't melt under pressure

When facing elimination, Kings defenseman always rises to the challenge

Updated: May 13, 2014, 10:02 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- If there is a team in the NHL that doesn't shrink under the weight of an elimination game, it is certainly the Los Angeles Kings.

And if there's a player who has risen up in those moments, it has to be Drew Doughty.

In 2014, he's a perfect 7-0 in win-or-go-home games between the Sochi Olympics and the first round of the NHL playoffs. And it's no coincidence.

The bigger the stakes, the more Doughty relishes being in the spotlight. He was easily the best ...

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