Los Angeles Kings D-man Drew Doughty wasn't shy about sharing his thoughts on the one-game suspension the NHL department of player safety handed him for his high hit on Golden Knights forward William Carrier.
Doughty addressed the media Friday and commented on his forced absence from the Kings' crucial second game. "I don’t think for one second that was suspension-worthy," Doughty said. " ... I think it’s BS."
Here is the hit that cost Doughty Game 2:
And here are Doughty's full comments, as he effectively called out head of player safety George Parros:
Carrier left the game and did not return, but told Doughty before leaving the ice that he thought it was a good hit, according to Helene Elliott of The L.A. Times.
The Kings and Knights will drop the puck on Game 2 on Friday night from T-Mobile Arena.