Doughty is a fi­nal­ist for Nor­ris Tro­phy

Los Angeles Times - - THE DAY IN SPORTS -

Kings de­fense­man Drew Doughty is one of three fi­nal­ists for the NHL’s Nor­ris Tro­phy, join­ing P.K. Sub­ban of the Mon­treal Cana­di­ens and Erik Karls­son of the Ottawa Sen­a­tors.

The award, voted on by the Pro­fes­sional Hockey Writ­ers Assn., goes to the de­fense­man show­ing the “great­est all-round abil­ity in the po­si­tion.” Doughty was a Nor­ris fi­nal­ist in the 2009-10 sea­son, fin­ish­ing third in the vot­ing, the same sea­son he was named a sec­ond-team All Star.

Karls­son won the Nor­ris in 2011-12, and Sub­ban took the award the fol­low­ing sea­son.

Doughty’s work­load for the Kings was heavy this past sea­son be­cause of the in­juries on the back end and team­mate de­fense­man Slava Voynov’s in­def­i­nite sus­pen­sion. For the Kings, Doughty fin­ished with seven goals, 46 points and a plus-three. His ice time, 28 min­utes 59 sec­onds per game, was sec­ond most in the league.

The win­ner is to be an­nounced June 24, dur­ing the NHL Awards event at the MGM Grand Gar­den Arena in Las Ve­gas.

— Lisa Dill­man

Chicago Black­hawks Coach Joel Quen­neville said goalie Corey Craw­ford will start Game 1 of the team’s sec­ond-round se­ries against the Min­nesota Wild.

Craw­ford was shaky early in the Black­hawks’ six-game win over Nashville in the open­ing round and lost the start­ing job to backup Scott Dar­ling. But af­ter Dar­ling al­lowed three goals on 12 shots in the first pe­riod of Game 6 on Satur­day, Craw­ford re­lieved and stopped all 13 shots the rest of the way as the Black­hawks ral­lied for a 4-3 win.

New York Rangers for­ward Mats Zuc­carello is out in­def­i­nitely be­cause of what the team calls an up­per body in­jury.

Zuc­carello is a ver­sa­tile wing who sees time on power plays and as a penalty killer. He was hit in the head with a shot by team­mate Ryan McDon­agh in the first pe­riod of the clinch­ing first-round victory over Pitts­burgh on Fri­day night. He im­me­di­ately skated to the bench, then went to the locker room and did not re­turn.

A driv­ing-un­der-the-in­flu­ence charge against for­mer Florida State de­fen­sive back and NFL draft prospect P.J. Wil­liams was dropped. State At­tor­ney Wil­lie Meggs said that video taken of Wil­liams from the ar­rest­ing of­fi­cer’s pa­trol car and from the jail showed no signs of im­pair­ment. Wil­liams also re­fused to sub­mit to a field so­bri­ety test or breath test.

A Florida State Uni­ver­sity Po­lice Depart­ment ar­rest re­port said Wil­liams was pulled over at about 3 a.m. on April 3 in Tal­la­has­see af­ter an of­fi­cer spot­ted him hav­ing dif­fi­culty turn­ing out of a restau­rant.

Mike Phillips, who formed the “Twin Tow­ers” with Rick Robey on the Ken­tucky bas­ket­ball team that won the 1978 NCAA ti­tle, died in west­ern Ken­tucky. He was 59. A tele­vi­sion sta­tion in Ken­tucky said he died af­ter a fall Satur­day at his house.

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