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Video: Kings’ Brown catches Schwartz with knee-on-knee collision

May 2, 2013, 10:58 PM EDT

L.A. Kings’ captain Dustin Brown caught St. Louis Blues forward Jaden Schwartz with a vicious open-ice knee-on-knee collision late in the first period of Game 2.

Brown, who had the only goal of the game in the opening period, was assessed a tripping minor on the play. The collision could’ve been worse, had Brown made full contact with Schwartz. Brown also led with his right forearm, but also missed.

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  1. ynothockey - May 2, 2013 at 11:03 PM

    Another knee to knee hit for Brown. He must practice that a lot. He’s getting good at it!

  2. JoeAvg - May 2, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    Now that was an attempt at a dirty hit.

  3. jimw81 - May 2, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    that’s a suspendable hit. he went in with intent.

  4. chanceoffleury1 - May 2, 2013 at 11:18 PM

    He gets off his suspension to get right back on. I understand Brown plays a more physical, sketchy game to start with, but LA doesn’t need hits like that right now, especially from their captain.

  5. imacdane - May 2, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    Even if he played for my team, I’d still hate Brown. When he’s not flopping on the ice he’s taking runs at people.

  6. dumbassgreg - May 2, 2013 at 11:26 PM

    shocking. lmao. this is 100% worse then wht gryba did but eller was hurt and he plays for ottawa. he will have the book thrown at him. well brown nd ference last night skate away

  7. bcisleman - May 2, 2013 at 11:29 PM

    I am assuming that Schwartz was not injured and that was the reason there was not a major penalty. The intent to injure, however, was as clear as could be and that is all that should matter–especially from a dirty vicious player like Brown. He does this pretty much every time I watch him play and will continue to do it as long as the NHL allows him to. He should have been given 6 and a game and a hearing with Shanny with at least 1-2 games. I guess he has to maim somebody before the NHL takes his sorry act off the ice.

    • bcisleman - May 2, 2013 at 11:32 PM

      That should, of course, be 5 and a game and I have NOTHING against the Kings. Brown is the problem.

  8. lordfletcher - May 2, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    should be 5 games, so that means 3 at most… and seeing as how this happened in the playoffs, maybe 1. Seeing as this is Brown and he was suspended last week, 0 Games and another fail by Shanahan

  9. dumbassgreg - May 2, 2013 at 11:43 PM

    he must have pictures of shanahan or someone in the league with a priest or goat or something. just heard that pominville was his first suspension . does nobody in the east watch la games

  10. thailer35 - May 3, 2013 at 12:10 AM

    How long until this dirtbag gets the book thrown at him?

  11. thailer35 - May 3, 2013 at 12:13 AM

    imacdane you’re absolutely right. This dirtbag needs the book thrown at him. This guy is supposed to be a leader for his team? Pathetic.

  12. rgledz - May 3, 2013 at 12:21 AM

    He throws his elbows around with intent to injure on a regular basis and nothing happens to this a$$ clown. Pommer still hasn’t returned to the Wild lineup and here’s this jack a$$ throwing his elbows around and taking knees out for good measure. This crap will continue until he gets a real suspension….not just a 2 game vacation before the playoffs. Either that or his a$$ is gonna get run and deservedly so. He’s earned it.

    • josephdj9 - May 3, 2013 at 2:33 AM

      Maybe he should get the length of time that Raffi Torres got last year; that might make him more careful. He seems to be a wild reckless player. Or maybe a dirty player.

  13. ashtongronholz8 - May 3, 2013 at 12:44 AM

    Karma needs to get him still for the Pom hit. There’s no way this d bag should not miss atleast a game

    • boourns31 - May 3, 2013 at 12:50 AM

      I really enjoyed the fact that after he missed with the knee, he tried to throw an elbow/flail any injuring part of his body at Swartz. The Pominville hit was utter garbage… and here he is, the captain of your team, pulling this?? I am not a St Louis fan, but I hope the Kings get swept and Brown gets suspended more than the courtesy 1 game for this.

      Whoa…. whoa… sorry, I forgot this was the NHL. Brown is a captain. 2 minutes is fine.

  14. hawkeedawg - May 3, 2013 at 2:21 AM

    Wow, I can’t remember a post with 99% thumbs up here at PHT in a long time.

    Captain Cheap-shot!!!! Should be out for the rest of the playoffs. Knee on knee and he tried for the head with his elbow. Double whammy

  15. loinstache - May 3, 2013 at 4:23 AM

    The LA Kings are a crazy talented team that I can’t help but respect but oh my god I’m so happy people are finally singling out Brown for his hilariously blatant shenanigans. It’s slowly became a reality with Western teams (oddly enough I think Phoenix really helped blow it up) but the league is starting to see Brown simply does not care.

  16. 2qswing - May 3, 2013 at 8:41 AM

    Guy has no respect for the game or his fellow players. No matter how tough, physical this game is, it has always been defined by respect. There are a handful of players who just don’t care if they end somebody’s career. Ironically if this was a kings rookie pulling this crap, a true captain would pull him aside away from the cameras and tell him to keep the intensity but lose the cheap shots. Who steps up when the captain of your team is the one out there trying to end careers. On this particular play, apparently the knee on knee wasn’t enough, he also tried his best to deliver a head shot elbow. He’s just going to have to work on that in practice because the elbow missed.
    And by the way he’s also the biggest diver in the western conference.

    Shanny was this game past your bed time?

    • sporkov - May 3, 2013 at 12:53 PM

      2qswing, everything was spot on until you said Brown was the biggest diver in the Western Conference. This cannot and will never be true when you have the two biggest divers in the league playing in Vancouver.

      • 2qswing - May 3, 2013 at 4:39 PM

        Funny you should mention that. right after I posted this I thought, wait a minute, the Canucks are in the western conference. My bad. Ok he’s in the top 3 eh?

  17. toolazytobeclever - May 3, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    A bunch of opinions from nerds who haven’t played a competitive sport past JV soccer. I’m sure you would all be Lady Byng winners if your style of play was centered around drawing penalties to get your team on the PP, and lay hits on the other team’s big guns. It’s the playoffs, time to put your big boy pants on and if other teams have a problem, instead of whining to Shanahan, take it up with Brown on the ice like you’re supposed to do. Cue thumbs downs from people who are soft as baby $hit

    • wannabebluesplayer - May 3, 2013 at 10:45 AM

      There is a large distance between playing hard, tough, and laying hits and what Brown has done over his career. He is a NOTORIOUS diver and more I can bring up several occasions he has laid a knee on knee or gone after someone with flying elbows. He took a run at Backes last year even though they were up 5-1 in the game. I have a lot of respect for Kopitar, Carter, Quick, and much of the rest of the Kings roster, but not Brown. He is a dirty player and is beginning to prove it. I understand that trying to draw a penalty is part of a hockey player’s job, but diving like he does needs to be recognized more as embellishment and needs to be called. This play inparticular is bad because you see a blatant attempt at an elbow to the head after he stuck out his leg. Then, when called, he lowers his shoulders like he shouldn’t have been called, he’s pathetic.

      • toolazytobeclever - May 3, 2013 at 11:05 AM

        So there is some conspiracy going on around the league that forces refs to keep their arms down rather than call Brown for unsportsmanlike conduct, and another conspiracy that keeps Shanahan from calling these dirty, terrible, atrocious acts of attempted murder on other players? And Backes is a saint as well. Throw that in the mix of absolutely delusional thoughts by wannabebluesplayer/wannaberef/wannabedirectorofplayersafety

    • sporkov - May 3, 2013 at 1:02 PM

      toolazytobeclever the problem with your theory is if you go after Brown at best you even things up and lose the power play that you are getting (should have been 5 and a game) or worse you get an instigator and put the Kings on the power play. Any sense there? Also, playing hard and physical is not playing dirty. Brown has put on my favorite hit of all time;, but that does not excuse all of the other garbage he does.

  18. toolazytobeclever - May 3, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    Sporkov, if you’re more worried about the powerplay than defending your teammate, chances are the hit wasn’t worth 5 and a game. If a guy tries to take my linemate’s head off, I’m not going to be too concerned about having a man-up advantage and no coach in the NHL would argue that either. Did you happen to watch the Montreal Ottawa game? Little Brendan Gallagher went right after Gryba without blinking.

  19. 2qswing - May 3, 2013 at 4:27 PM


    Did you also notice that Brown sprinted to the penalty box.. I’m not a Blues fan but they are not shy about reacting to cheap shots on their teammates. Gallagher stood up to Gryba because Gyrba was still on the ice. Brown went to hide. My guess is that Brown will face the music in this series. Lets see if he will stand toe to toe with Chris Stewart, Ryan Reeves or Backes. I don’t care what level you play or played. there is no respect for a player who runs a guy and then hides behind the refs, sprints to the box or leaves it to his teammates to clean up his mess. Its got nothing to do with being tough or not. There is a right way and a wrong way to play this game. Try to think more than one inch below the surface on this. He’s a disgrace to every player who ever wore a “C”. NHL captains do not play the game like this.

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