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Video: Kings’ Brown shaken up after collision with Sharks’ Marleau

May 21, 2013, 11:14 PM EDT

L.A. Kings’ captain Dustin Brown was shaken up early in the first period, after an open-ice collision with San Jose Sharks’ forward Patrick Marleau.

The collision occurred away from the puck in the neutral zone. Brown was looking towards the puck and didn’t see Marleau coming across the ice. Brown went to the bench but quickly made a return to the game.

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  1. windmiller4 - May 21, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    Incoming sharks fans and their obvious homerism. I don’t know if it was intentional or not, but Marleau certainly hit Brown in the head. This is kind of a tough one, It’s a big name player who hit brown, but brown wasn’t injured, but isn’t the nhl supposed to favor big market teams like the kings? I say no matter what happens Shanny finds a way to screw it up

  2. sjsharks66 - May 22, 2013 at 12:08 AM

    Nothing will happen and nothing should happen. Patty did not even see Brown.

    • windmiller4 - May 22, 2013 at 12:09 AM

      Theres that homerism i was talking about…

  3. sjsharks66 - May 22, 2013 at 12:21 AM

    I dont see how that is being a homer.. That is exactly what happened. You have to remember it is PATRICK MARLEAU. Since when does he go for head shots? Come on man.

    • hawkeedawg - May 22, 2013 at 1:16 AM

      I guess it is just like the Sedin hit that won you the series in OT. It Daniel Sedin MAN, c’mon!!

    • jpelle82 - May 22, 2013 at 10:55 AM

      hmmm. it was on brown, probably the most hated guy on the ice. looked like he got his shoulder perfectly into him…give marleau credit for selling it as an accident

  4. gauchomvp - May 22, 2013 at 1:22 AM

    So based on reputation the Rafii Torres suspension is good now right? Pick a side San Jo. GKG

  5. sjsharks66 - May 22, 2013 at 1:27 AM

    Hawks fan, worry about your series with the wings.
    The torres hit is bs. We all know it is. Hopefully he will come back soon! Go sharks!

    • windmiller4 - May 22, 2013 at 1:59 AM

      The suspension length was bs, it was still a bad hit. As for Marleau, if that was brown, or maybe matt cooke you’d be calling for their head.

  6. gauchomvp - May 22, 2013 at 1:34 AM

    The first shoulder to shoulder hit resulting in a concussion in the history of sports. Stoll being the Kings top face off man really hurt going on the road

  7. gauchomvp - May 22, 2013 at 1:37 AM

    Much like the NFL if a player who doesn’t see the hitter gets laid out and the head takes the brunt of the blow its going to be addressed. It’s player safety as the knowledge about concussions increases. Hopefully Stoll can come back but he’s probably out the entire playoffs, that hurts the Kings

  8. 19to77 - May 22, 2013 at 2:11 AM

    Shoulder connects completely and solely with the head. Puck was miles away. I don’t see how this isn’t reviewable. At least with the Torres hit the case can be made that Stoll suddenly lowered his head and the puck was right there.

    That being said, A) it’s Patrick Marleau and B) they’ve suspended a Shark from this series already. Player reputation and risking allegations of bias are more important to the NHL than consistent standards of how you can or can’t hit, so he’s getting nothing for this.

    Let’s be honest – if it was Cooke or Carcillo or someone like that, this would be a suspension.

  9. sjsharks66 - May 22, 2013 at 2:22 AM

    You guys are sad. If it was brown then yeah everyone would be pissed. He would do something like that! Patrick marleau would not so why review it. Nbc and the analysts even agreed it was nothing.

    • 19to77 - May 22, 2013 at 2:30 AM

      Right. And if Marleau was wearing a Kings jersey and Brown wore the teal, you’d be livid. Take off your homer goggles.

    • windmiller4 - May 22, 2013 at 2:47 PM

      I find it funny that you say Marleau wouldn’t do something like that, when we just watched a video of him doing it. Must be tough to see out of those teal glasses

  10. sjsharks66 - May 22, 2013 at 7:15 AM

    Is marleau was wearing a kings jersey i would probably vomit in my mouth just a little bit. F the kings.

    • jeffvolk2013 - May 23, 2013 at 3:41 PM

      And the cup they rode in on!

  11. hrudey - May 22, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    There’s just not enough on that video to go from. With Torres’ hit, you could see clearly he had Stoll lined up from across the faceoff circle and so there’s no question that he had to be responsible for avoiding Stoll’s head. For all we can tell from this video, Marleau may have been skating toward the bench and never really even saw Brown, or at least not with enough time to do anything to control where he was going to hit him. It wasn’t a stick, which a player has to be responsible for at all times – Marleau has the right to skate his path as long as he’s not interfering, and if that’s all it was then no discipline needed. Until I see a clip that shows whether Marleau intentionally skated after Brown and whether it was clear he was targeting the head or not, I’m not going to claim it was or wasn’t a bad hit.

    • 67jalopy - May 22, 2013 at 5:42 PM

      Yeah, Torres should have been more responsible when he saw Stoll in a vulnerable position… even though Stoll slowed up at the last instant. Fair enough.

      I saw a clip from last night’s game where Marleau is circling around through center ice toward the puck, and Brown is skating away from the puck toward center ice and not watching where he was going. I thought I saw Marleau glance at Brown, but he never changed his course and was clearly pursuing the play, whereas Brown was day-dreaming out there and drifted into Marleau’s path.

      That’s what I saw.

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