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Drew Doughty is stepping it up

Updated: May 23, 2012, 8:19 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- There's a new face in the Conn Smythe Trophy discussion when it comes to the Los Angeles Kings: Drew Doughty.

The 22-year-old blueliner had an outstanding Western Conference finals, vaulting him into the playoff MVP discussion among his teammates along with Dustin Brown, Anze Kopitar and Jonathan Quick.

What we're seeing right now is the Doughty of two years ago, the one who put up a career-high 59 points and elevated his game to new heights as a 20-year-old in the ...

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