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Video: U.S. Olympic teammates Brown, Kesler drop the gloves (Updated)

Jan 14, 2014, 12:32 AM EDT

Dustin Brown and Ryan Kesler might get along in Sochi in a few weeks time, but they weren’t in a friendly mood Monday.

With the temperature rising between the Vancouver Canucks and L.A. Kings in a Pacific Division showdown, Brown and Kesler dropped the gloves just six seconds into the second period. Kesler got the decided edge in the fight, landing several shots and getting Brown’s jersey over his head.

That fight was likely payback for Brown’s collision with goalie Roberto Luongo nine days ago. The result of that was Luongo suffering an ankle injury.

Brown and Kesler will be teammates for the U.S. men’s Olympic hockey team in Sochi, Russia, in a few weeks time.

Another fight in this game included: Kevin Bieksa versus Matt Greene.

Also, Canucks’ enforcer Tom Sestito was ejected early in the first period after he grabbed Jordan Nolan and thumped him with several punches off a faceoff. Sestito, who was credited with one second of ice time, received 27 penalty minutes on the infraction.

  1. badgerhockey77 - Jan 14, 2014 at 1:06 AM

    Too bad Kesler didn’t injure Brown bad enough for him to miss the Olympics! It’s embarrassing that he was chosen for the Team USA over guys like Ryan, Okposo, Saad, Pomminville, and others. He is having a very poor season statistically…only 15 points in 45 games. He is not a fast skater. And, Brown is STILL a dirty cheap shot artist. Chosen because of his ‘leadership’ apparently. USA has enough leaders. Don’t need him!

    • strictlythedanks - Jan 14, 2014 at 1:34 AM

      Couldnt agree more. What a chump. They even snub pomminville who was cheap shottted by brown the clown. The other guys are far more deserving.

    • areaman714 - Jan 14, 2014 at 1:39 AM

      Yep. I guess he can knee some Americans or Russians . . . Canada won’t mind his unproductive self in the penalty box if he can take out an opposing star . . .

    • uscthom78 - Jan 14, 2014 at 1:51 AM

      douchebag brown would win a gold medal in olympic diving. If the US wins gold, its because they healthy scratch this punk for all the games.

  2. 19to77 - Jan 14, 2014 at 2:06 AM

    Shame for Team Humanity they didn’t both break a hand.

    • strictlythedanks - Jan 14, 2014 at 2:24 AM

      team djibouti?

  3. juzzi7 - Jan 14, 2014 at 8:54 AM

    awkward to see two US olympians fight eachother for a team Canada goalie

  4. joey4id - Jan 14, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Brown is arguably on of the best captains of the NHL. He knew the Nucks were going to go after him last night. What does he do? He doesn’t fight a 2 bit 4th liner. No! He fights the Nucks best player. That’s taking one for team. Brillant! And! To underscore his leadership he scores the lone goal of the game. Talk about stepping up when the heat is on. You Canadian fans may not like him, but if you’re an American you have to be thrilled that he’s in the Olympic team regardless how much you dislike his play.

    BTW, another great performance by JQ, and great job by Sutter preparing his team for this game. Kings made the Nucks look bad.

    • steverolley - Jan 14, 2014 at 11:36 AM

      if leadership is getting your jersey pulled over your head by a guy who never fights then yes, he should leadership

      To me he showed that he isn’t tough at all… and definatley can’t fight!

      • joey4id - Jan 14, 2014 at 12:11 PM

        Brown who was involved in a fight got his jersey pulled over his head, and that means he is not a leader. Is that what you are telling everyone who will read your comment? You define leadership based on a jersey being pulled over a player’s head. Is that right?

      • imleftcoast - Jan 14, 2014 at 1:57 PM

        He turtled, wouldn’t answer for running Luongo last game. That’s the code. “arguably one of the best captains” is that what you’re telling everyone?

  5. steverolley - Jan 14, 2014 at 11:35 AM

    Kessler rocked Brown in that fight…. how embarassing!!! Kessler can’t fight and is barely even tough so what does that make Brown? HAHAHA

    Seriously now I know why the guy never fights, if Kessler can jersey pull him a standard 3rd liner would end his career! HAHAHA

  6. 2qswing - Jan 14, 2014 at 11:47 AM

    Captain knee on knee. Captain elbows strikes again. Another in a long list of Brown “accidents” injuring another player (Luongo).
    Yeah he really took on the best player. That is if your definition of taking on is head down and hanging on for dear life while not throwing one shot.
    cheap shot dirty player. Always has been, always will be. 15 points in 45 games gets you to the Olympics these days I guess. I cant wait to see him plodding around the big rink taking runs at guys with international refs. U.S better really practice the PK. your gona need it with this douche in the line up.

    • badgerhockey77 - Jan 14, 2014 at 7:50 PM

      You listed knee on knee and elbow…but you forgot slew foot!

      Anyways, this D-bag should NOT be representing the United States in the Olympics! It would be like having Matt Cooke on Team Canada. No need for this type of player. Brown played out of his skin during the 2012 playoffs and hasn’t done $hit since. Leadership my butt!

      Statistics aren’t the most important thing. But, there are exactly THIRTY SIX American forwards with more points than Brown. How is this guy on the team!?!?!?

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