Oh, how I wish I had found this. But Scribe did, the bastard:
A little more digging and there are more details that the L.A. Times didn’t have in their article. From the Press-Telegram:
[...] Hermosa Beach police Sgt. Bob Higgins confirmed a TMZ.com account that said the woman told officers that Doughty bumped into her in the bar and invited her back to his home. [...] He said Doughty told detectives the sex was consensual. [...] “His story is minus the wrangling and the forcing,” Higgins said. [...] “It’s ‘they met in a bar and they partied together, they went to his house and it was a one-night stand kind of thing.”‘ [...] During an interview, Higgins said, a detective asked the woman what punishment Doughty should receive. [...]
“She said, ‘I don’t want him to win the Stanley Cup,’” Higgins said.
She did NOT say that?
What the hell was our record at that time? How long after the Jeff Carter trade was this?
Four days. 29-23-12. And, from that moment forward, the Kings record has been 27-8-3 (including the playoffs).