Doughty was, in fact, suspended for the hit, and will miss Game 2 of the series set for Friday night.
"I think we had some young legs and they didn't play as much as some of the other guys", Gallant said.
BC-HKN-Kings-Golden Knights, 1st Ld-Writethru, 844Haula's goal in 2nd OT gives Vegas 2-1 win over KingsAP Photo NVJL120, NVJL119, NVJL118, NVJL116, NVJL117, NVJL115, NVJL112, NVJL113, NVJL114, NVJL109, NVJL108Eds: Golden Knights 2, Kings 1, 2 OT.
Travis Konecny, Sean Couturier, Shayne Gostisbehere, Nolan Patrick and Andrew MacDonald each scored one goal and Philadelphia defeated Pittsburgh to even the best-of-seven playoff series at one game apiece at PPG Paints Arena.
LAS VEGAS - Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty called his one-game suspension after an illegal check to the head of Vegas Golden Knights forward William Carrier "B.S." and "awful" before missing Game 2 of their Stanley Cup playoff series on Friday. He played 28:02 in Game 1. The 2012 Conn Smythe victor stopped 54 of 56 (!) Golden Knights shots.More news: Yodeling Walmart Kid Mason Ramsey Hits the Stage at Coachella 2018
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"That was probably halfway through the season, and we went in both those buildings and we got two wins in both of those games". "Maybe that helps we've been playing all year", Haula said of Neal.
The Golden Knights aren't planning on doing anything different with their game plan now that one of the best defensemen in the National Hockey League is out for a pivotal playoff game, but given Doughty's activity in Game 1, it's something Vegas will take note of.
"Everything has been ideal, and we obviously hope the playoffs go as well as the regular season".
Doughty, a former Norris Trophy victor, hit Carrier - a fourth-line winger for Vegas who just returned to the lineup after missing two months with an undisclosed injury - in the head with 10:01 remaining in the third period of the Golden Knights' 1-0 Game 1 victory at T-Mobile Arena on Wednesday night.
The Knights have already been borderline unbeatable at home this season. "That was probably the weekend where we said, 'You know what, we'll see what happens here, but we like our chances'". Tuch was in front of the net to clean it up for his first career playoff goal, giving the Golden Knights a 1-0 lead late in the first period.