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Video: Dustin Brown leaves Antoine Roussel shaken up by hit

Apr 22, 2013, 12:45 AM EDT

The Los Angeles Kings topped the Dallas Stars by a score of 4-3 in OT, but before that happened, captain Dustin Brown caught Stars forward Antoine Roussel with this hit:

Some believe that Brown hit him up high while others believe that he made contact with Roussel in a way that made the winger’s own stick connect with his head.

Brown, 28, didn’t receive a penalty for that check. He made a big impact overall, though, scoring two goals (including the game-tying one) and drawing a roughing penalty when he mixed things up with Philip Larsen.

  1. sjsharks66 - Apr 22, 2013 at 12:58 AM

    Best captain in the league huh sutter? Needs to be a suspension. Clear intent and hit the head.

    Round and round the nhl wheel of justice goes. Where it lands, not even Shannahan knows!

    • manchestermiracle - Apr 22, 2013 at 1:14 AM

      Kings’ fans thinks he’s the best. Scores when it’s needed and back-checks with the best. He brushed past Roussel, who’s stick is up in front of his face. Maybe he should have kept it on the ice. An expected comment from a Shark’s fan.

      • bcisleman - Apr 22, 2013 at 1:36 AM

        Not s Sharks fan & don’t care about either team…although I am glad for the players the Isles have acquired who were the property of both teams.

        Brown gets away with too much and this is another example. In several segments, his elbow can be seen directed at Roussel as he “brushed past” him. In another segment, his elbow can be seen returning to his side after he brushes past. Clearly Brown used his body to shield an elbow into Roussel and the way Rousell went down suggests that it was to the head. Brown should have been penalized and deserves a shanaban.

      • blomfeld - Apr 22, 2013 at 2:11 AM

        “don’t care about either team” …

        Well listen up then you “human” brassiere! One of my ex’s owns a high profile business here in Vancouver together with the wife of the Canuck’s “greatest” legend of all time … and therefore I’ve little time for you Canucklers, trust me. Nonetheless, the bottom line is that Stanley Cup Captain Dustin Brown is “good people” and so this “irrelevant” fairy Roussel is fortunate that his head is still attached!

        GO KINGS GO !!! … TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. loyallakingsfan35yrs - Apr 22, 2013 at 3:32 AM

    Go kings! Go Brownie

  3. thehighcountrybear - Apr 22, 2013 at 8:02 AM

    Who’s the homer clown offering commentary on the Fox feed…

    Crossing pattern? Chicken wing? The boys in Dallas are hard-wired to football and mom’s sunday dinner…maybe they should import some people who have a clue about hockey?

    Roussel may have gotten clipped but talk about a big sell…do the Stars sit these guys down for a bit of Hossa 101 before the games? No pride…

    And Brown, checking his limited IQ at the door before entering the arena…do Kings have a high water mark for I Q set at 44 when doing their recruiting? No class…

    • namriverrat69 - Apr 22, 2013 at 6:32 PM

      If you took the time to review the hit, Brown hit him high in the chest with his shoulder but Roussel had his stick straight up over his face. Sometimes the arm separates from the body for balance at the end of a hit but it wasn’t an arm extention which would have had a shoving motion. It was Roussel’s own stick hitting himself in the face that hurt him. It was a clean hit by Brown. Apparently Roussel was never taught that when you play hockey you keep your stick down with the blade on the ice, not straight up in the air trying to protect his face with that wide stick handle. How did he get out of Juniors playing like that?

      Mr. Bear, the last time I looked the Kings were Stanley Cup champions and they didn’t achieve that by not being a tough, aggressive and talented team.

      Everyone knows Texas loves it’s football. It doesn’t take a high IQ to be a blocker or run from someone with a football. If football is all Texans really care about, they really need to get a life. It is amazing they won a Stanley Cup which probably had the masses scratching their heads saying “whassat, do they use a football”? “Where’s the cheerleaders?” As a matter of fact, I heard they check IQs at the border and if anyone has one higher than 100 they are sent to Louisiana because it takes some smarts and book readin to figure out how to have a totally corrupt state and local governments with everyone on the take. That sounds errily like your southern neighbor across the Rio Grande, Good Ole mexico, that pillar of the world community.
      Alamo. Oh wait, they didn’t.

      Mr. Bloom – when last you blogged you were gushing over what a great President Obama is. I wrote my take on that and you responded. One of the things I didn’t mention to you was my sincere appreciation for taking in our cowardly draft dodgers way back in the 60s and 70s. I hope you still have them. We still don’t want them back. If Jjane Fonda ever visits your fair country feel free to keep that traitor too.

      There, isn’t life wonderful. I gotta say, all sports offer so much entertainment and motivation for us to get out and do things. Everyone who has a sport they love is blessed. My comments are usually tongue in cheek, not really intending to insult anyone – just kid with them. If you are offended, “phukk it if you can’t take a joke!”

      • blomfeld - Apr 22, 2013 at 11:12 PM

        “To be, or not to be” ? …

        Namriverrat – Do you not think friend, that Shakespeare’s famous line pretty well sums up everything in life? The Vietnam war was a tragic mistake, which we all realize today. Yet at the time, the “vast” majority of America’s young men answered the call of their nation and did the best they could, given the difficult and confusing circumstances surrounding them. For that they should be forever proud. Throughout history, any army or cause has always had it’s share of deserters and shirkers. Such is the nature of life and it will always be that way I suspect. Anyway, there’s no argument over the fact that Elvis did the “right thing” by reporting for duty back in ’58 eh ? Just as there can be no argument over the fact that our LA Kings are reigning Stanley Cup Champions and thus the greatest team in the world today! :)

  4. kingsforever - Apr 22, 2013 at 8:39 AM

    Shoulder hits him,
    Believe it or not but the refs actually get some calls right.

  5. jjregan21 - Apr 22, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    I’m not a fan of Roussell, but it does look like a dangerous play on a vulnerable forward. I’m sure it won’t get a phone call considering what Dustin Brown has gotten away with in the past, but if they’re goal is to take blind sided headshots out of the game, this is the kind of play they’d need to discipline. I’m sure all you Kings bandwagoners would feel differently if it happened to Brown

    • manchestermiracle - Apr 22, 2013 at 10:11 AM

      Apparently the only time you see Brown is in the highlight reel. He takes as good as he gives. If it had been him on the receiving end of this he would have just kept playing.

      • wannabebluesplayer - Apr 22, 2013 at 11:32 AM

        That is clearly an elbow that was perfectly shielded from the referees. Kings back to using dirty plays, stay classy LA.

      • manchestermiracle - Apr 22, 2013 at 9:44 PM

        Still bitter over last year’s whuppin’?

  6. imacdane - Apr 22, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    I’m suprised Brown didn’t dive

  7. thailer35 - Apr 22, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    Brown is a special breed of hate-able. Dirty player, olympic level diving, and cocky. One player I’d like to no longer see in the game.

    • oside760 - Apr 22, 2013 at 12:48 PM

      ur retarded

  8. aldog83 - Apr 22, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Brown is like Claude Lemieux, Esa Tikanen, Theoren Fleury, Dale Hunter.

    Hate him if he’s not on your team.

    Love him if he’s on yours.


    But a “Gamer” the guy you want on your side!

  9. oside760 - Apr 22, 2013 at 12:47 PM

    The refs were trying to give the game to dallas so it’s only fair that he got away with this (even though i believe it was clean anyway)

  10. gauchomvp - Apr 22, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    This is like the older brother using the younger brothers own hand to punch himself in the face, keep your stick on the ice, not a foot from your face. Is anyone surprised the Blues and Sharks fans are all bent out of shape. St.L We swept you last year and we’ll do it again this year. SJ will lose in the first round regardless so no need to waste a breath.

  11. gauchomvp - Apr 22, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    Bling Bling go the Kings #backtoback

  12. dlk75150 - Apr 22, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    Cheap hit, typical brown illegal hit and gets away with it

  13. thehighcountrybear - Apr 22, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    namriverratat69: nice post, I for one enjoy a bit of humour: wry, tongue-in-cheek or sarcastic…all good! Keep up the good work…

    Were you in the Vietnam war…I sense a bit of animosity toward Jane Fonda?

    • namriverrat69 - Apr 23, 2013 at 9:32 PM

      Mr. Bear – I spent 2 1/2 years there. It was very long ago now.

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