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Drew Doughty is really fired up for Game 4

Jun 10, 2014, 8:05 PM EDT

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The Los Angeles Kings are just a win away from their second Stanley Cup in three years and defenseman Drew Doughty would like the game to happen as soon as humanly possible.

Jon Rosen of L.A. Kings Insider shares Doughty’s excited state of mind the day before Game 4 takes place at Madison Square Garden. To say he’s champing at the bit would be an understatement.

“I can’t wait to get out there,” Doughty said. “It kind of sucks that the game is at 8:00, waiting around during the day. You just want to get out there. You don’t want to get overanxious at the same time. But it’s fun to play in these types of games. When the pressure’s at a high, you just want to go out there, play your best as a team, win games. Yeah, I just can’t wait to get out there, get warmups over there, drop the first puck.”

The last time the Kings were in this position to win the Stanley Cup in a sweep they dropped Games 4 and 5 to the New Jersey Devils before clinching the series on home ice in Game 6. That situation is something coach Darryl Sutter said has proven to be a lesson learned for this year’s team. We’ll see about that tomorrow night with Doughty likely frothing at the mouth to get started.

  1. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jun 10, 2014 at 8:21 PM

    Apparently winning the Cup is a fun time. The more you know…….

  2. Stiller43 - Jun 10, 2014 at 8:36 PM

    I wish the game was at 6 or 7 too. Wanna see the rangers get swept and still get some great sleep. Its gonna be fun either way though!

  3. blomfeld - Jun 10, 2014 at 9:44 PM

    GO KINGS !!!

    GO DOUGHTY !!!

    GO BROOMS AND RANGER SWEEPING !!!!!! :) :) :)

  4. 34defense2014 - Jun 10, 2014 at 9:57 PM

    WOW!! Rag fans are real quit these days? lol the silence is bliss!!! Go Kings Go

  5. luvusa1 - Jun 10, 2014 at 10:27 PM

    word is “quiet.” stay classy bandwagoner. and yeah, I’m not a Rangers fan

    • dannymac17 - Jun 10, 2014 at 10:37 PM

      always calling other teams fans bandwagoners, id call you one, but clearly you have nothing to be happy about.

  6. hrudey - Jun 10, 2014 at 11:27 PM

    I’m pretty sure Pierre McGuire disagrees, because Doughty is the calmest player out there and the voice of reason, it’s just not in his nature to get too amped up. It’s just that nobody has the balls to carry McGuire’s comments ever since Quick so unprofessionally dared to question McGuire’s sources about where Quick grew up? Where’s Quick get the nerve to tell Pierre where he grew up? He’s just a goalie, while McGuire is the expert information source.

    • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - Jun 11, 2014 at 11:47 AM

      One of the reasons many people cannot wait for fruition of the technology to be able to mute specific announcers from a broadcast …

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