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Brown: ‘Obviously’ I want to ‘rattle’ Quick

Apr 22, 2014, 1:26 PM EDT

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There are plenty of numbers Jonathan Quick can’t be happy with through the first two games of L.A.’s opening-round series with the Sharks — his 7.20 GAA and .824 save percentage chief among them.

But there’s another stat he’s likely also displeased with: Two.

That’s the number of times San Jose tough guy Mike Brown has sent a Kings player colliding into Quick and, prior to tonight’s Game 3, Brown suggested those collisions weren’t by mistake.

From CSN Bay Area:

For the second straight game, Brown shoved a Kings player into Jonathan Quick, this time sending Tyler Toffoli flying into the crease in the first period.

“That’s the way I have to play. I didn’t think he was next to the goalie,” Brown said of the play. “I think Quick just fell back. Nothing intentional. I obviously want to get in and kind of rattle him, but it was nothing intentional. Just playing the hockey game.”

Here’s the first incident, when Brown pushed Slava Voynov into Quick:

And here’s the second, the aforementioned Toffoli shove:

Couple things worth noting here: 1) Brown was penalized for the Voynov incident, but didn’t get anything for the Toffoli play.

2) Brown, along with fellow fourth-liners Raffi Torres and Andrew Desjardins, have been causing as much havoc offensively as they have with their physical play, combining for three goals and six points over the first two games.

3) The Kings insist that, despite the physicality and lopsided scores, they’re not being frustrated by the Sharks…yet.

From LA Kings Insider:

“We all knew it was going to be a physical series. Chippiness, it’s part of it,” Anze Kopitar said.

He rejected a question as to whether San Jose had gotten under Los Angeles’ skin.

“I don’t think that’s the case,” he said.

  1. pirovash88 - Apr 22, 2014 at 1:31 PM

    Not, yet he somehow managed to push one of the Kings players into Quick for a second time in Game 2..

    • pirovash88 - Apr 22, 2014 at 1:35 PM

      Not intentional*

    • tunesguy - Apr 22, 2014 at 1:37 PM

      Not really Brown’s fault that Tofoli couldn’t take the hit or that Quick was WAY out of the crease…

  2. aldog83 - Apr 22, 2014 at 1:32 PM

    If Brown (SJ) makes an announcement like this about
    “Running” Quick…shouldn’t it be an obvious interference call tonight?

    He’s making his intentions known.

    • tunesguy - Apr 22, 2014 at 1:40 PM

      Wouldn’t he have to “run” Brown before anyone complains about that? He hasn’t even touched Quick…

    • killerpgh - Apr 22, 2014 at 1:42 PM

      If you only read the title then yes, you could assume that. But if you read the actual quote then no.

  3. skr213 - Apr 22, 2014 at 1:33 PM

    His actual comments don’t match the hyped headline or the statement that “Brown admitted those collisions weren’t by mistake. IN FACT, what he said was that it was NOT intentional. Way to try to stir the pot though.

  4. flyerspsu - Apr 22, 2014 at 1:58 PM

    ‘Brown admitted those collisions weren’t by mistake’ – writer

    “I think Quick just fell back. Nothing intentional. I obviously want to get in and kind of rattle him, but it was nothing intentional. ” – Brown

    • wtfkwp - Apr 22, 2014 at 3:51 PM

      Yeah, so he’s a liar. And?

  5. muckleflugga - Apr 22, 2014 at 2:03 PM

    probably not the most prudent thing to say going into the kings’ barn … look for king’s to wipe some of the smug of sharks faces tonight

    look for king’s to wipe some of the smug of the thousands of newly minted sharks fans faces tonight

    one can expect a return trip to san josé knotted at two

    let’s get ready to rumbaaaaaaaaaaaaal

    • radar8 - Apr 22, 2014 at 6:27 PM

      @muckle – Guess again. The Sharks have some of the best fans in the league.

      “Sharks are riding a 128-game sellout streak as spectators have made HP Pavilion one of the NHL’s loudest arenas. The Bay Area now is home to the country’s largest number of adult-league players. Demand for ice time is so high throughout the region that there are plans to add two more rinks to the sprawling Sharks Ice complex in San Jose.”

      We’ll see if your Kings can actually make a game of it tonight.

  6. sharksman - Apr 22, 2014 at 2:08 PM

    If that is what is causing Quick to giving up all the goals , keep it up but I cant believe that Quick is bothered by it. This is a guy that has won a cup. He should be able to shrug it off. Plus its not like he is getting run over by brown, he is getting hit by his own guy.

  7. sjsharks66 - Apr 22, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    Browns playing physical in front of the net. That’s how you win hockey games. Try to frustrate the player in front of the net and the same time frustrate the goalie. No harm, no foul. Now if Brown just charged into Quick on his own, that’s a big problem.

  8. sjsharks66 - Apr 22, 2014 at 2:27 PM

    “look for king’s to wipe some of the smug of the thousands of newly minted sharks fans faces tonight” all in front of the new hockey fan base in southern California. Never existed in 2010. No one cared about the Kings. As for new Sharks fans? Who knows, maybe they are just new because they are cheering for them to beat the Kings. Im sure they all have their own favorite teams.

    • pirovash88 - Apr 22, 2014 at 2:45 PM

      So now you’re going as far back as 2010? Lol, come on bro, find some new material. After you ignorant Sharks fans were proven wrong about the “fanbase didn’t exist until after they won the Cup” argument, seeing as how Staples has been selling out since 2011.

      We all know you’d be crying if one of our players kept pushing your guys into Nemo.

  9. hookersdontsnuggle - Apr 22, 2014 at 2:38 PM

    Quick is so in his own head after these last two games. I’d be shocked if the sharks lose tonight.

  10. muckleflugga - Apr 22, 2014 at 2:40 PM

    yeah, i get it …

    using every hint of contact to drive into an opponent’s goalie and shoving your combatant over his own goalie is just playing

    physical

    it’s hard to say who’s the more stupid … either of brown making statements of that kind before playing in his opponent’s rink, or shark’s supporters who buy his nonsense

    i know this, if brown had pulled those moves on ron hextall or billy smith, he’d be looking to have what was left of his spleen removed, and he’d be looking for a new set of nuts

    milan lucic always keeps a few spare sets from his growing collection on hand so he might be expecting a call from brown over the next few days

    • radar8 - Apr 22, 2014 at 6:29 PM

      @muckle – Guess again. The Sharks have some of the best fans in the league.

      “Sharks are riding a 128-game sellout streak as spectators have made HP Pavilion one of the NHL’s loudest arenas. The Bay Area now is home to the country’s largest number of adult-league players. Demand for ice time is so high throughout the region that there are plans to add two more rinks to the sprawling Sharks Ice complex in San Jose.”

      We’ll see if your Kings can actually make a game of it tonight.

  11. tdaveniii - Apr 22, 2014 at 2:49 PM

    Brown shouldn’t even have been penalized on the Voynov hit. . . Voynov initiated the contact AFTER Brown had shot the puck and simply got hit backwards. If Voynov doesn’t go after Brown, Brown skates passed Quick. The penalty should have been on the 5 Kings who jumped Brown immediately thereafter.

    • wtfkwp - Apr 22, 2014 at 3:49 PM

      Notice where it doesn’t say anything about it being before shooting the puck.

      (69.1) If a defending player has been pushed, shoved, or fouled by an attacking player so as to cause the defending player to come into contact with his own goalkeeper, such contact shall be deemed contact initiated by the attacking player for purposes of this rule, and if necessary a penalty assessed to the attacking player and if a goal is scored it would be disallowed.

      69.2 Penalty – In all cases in which an attacking player initiates intentional or deliberate contact with a goalkeeper, whether or not the goalkeeper is inside or outside the goal crease, and whether or not a goal is scored, the attacking player will receive a penalty (minor or major, as the Referee deems appropriate). In all cases where the infraction being imposed is to the attacking player for hindering the goalkeeper’s ability to move freely in his goal crease, the penalty to be assessed is for goalkeeper interference.

      • tdaveniii - Apr 22, 2014 at 4:28 PM

        The defending player, here, was not pushed, shoved, or fouled by Brown. The defending player, Voynov, initiated the contact with Brown. Had he let Brown skate by — remember, he hit brown 6′ after Brown had released the puck — then none of this happens.

  12. tdaveniii - Apr 22, 2014 at 2:51 PM

    *past* Quick. . . sheesh

  13. muckleflugga - Apr 22, 2014 at 3:01 PM

    tdaveniii

    i have a brother living in manhattan … he has bridge for sale

    interested …?

  14. aldog83 - Apr 22, 2014 at 3:04 PM

    Quick is giving up goals because…..

    #1 Sharks are faster than the Kings.

    #2 Quick is very aggressive and the Kings are not backing him up. (If Quick is coming out that far. His Job is to stop the shot. The rest of the Kings need to stop the cross ice pass. If the puck keeps getting through the Sharks will keep scoring “wide open” one timers.

    #3 Too many odd man rushes. 2 on 1 , 3 on 2, etc. Sharks have many good goal scoring forwards that can finish. Too many chances are going to result in goals.

    BOTTOM LINE – Sharks are faster and more skilled.

    KINGS have to slow it down, Choke up the SJ attack, keep the score down, Be VERY physical, support Quick, and punch them in the mouth.

    GKG!!!

  15. sjsharks66 - Apr 22, 2014 at 3:05 PM

    “seeing as how Staples has been selling out since 2011.” Woah! A whole 3 years. I notice that year that sport stores in LA started displaying Kings merchandise then as well. Now you drive around LA and every other person has some form of Kings merchandise on.

    Come on bro. Kings fans can dish out “new fans blah blah” comments but cant take them back? Especially when they are completely accurate. Just admit the Kings fan base is stronger then ever, because they won the cup.

    • wtfkwp - Apr 22, 2014 at 3:47 PM

      You “noticed” jack.

    • pirovash88 - Apr 22, 2014 at 4:50 PM

      That’s typically what happens when a Team wins a Championship. It’ll happen anywhere, regardless of the location, genius.

      No one has mentioned anything about “new Sharks fans” on here. The only one consistently posting that argument is you.

      • radar8 - Apr 22, 2014 at 6:33 PM

        Actually, muckleflugga mentioned new sharks fans as follows

        “look for king’s to wipe some of the smug of the thousands of newly minted sharks fans faces tonight”

  16. wtfkwp - Apr 22, 2014 at 3:46 PM

    Obviously, Brown is a pathological liar.

  17. tdaveniii - Apr 22, 2014 at 4:42 PM

    It’s fantastic. For the past three years, literally until the last regular season game of this season, the Kings have gooned it up against the Sharks with clutching, late hits, stickwork, etc. Finally, the Sharks have stood up to the bully and punched him in the face, beginning with 88’s physical play in the teams’ last regular season game this year. And they have done so repeatedly, quickly and forcefully.

    And the bully (the Kings) has acted every bit the bully: running scared (see, e.g., Dustin Brown cowardly refusing to fight); plain cheating (see, e.g., Matt Greene take down of Wingels at end of game 2 or Quick’s trip of Desjardins in game 1); and/or cheap shots (see, e.g., Richards stick work on Couture and Willie Mitchell punch from the side on Rafi in game 2 scrum).

    So, they can’t be more physical, can’t be faster, and can’t be more skilled. What’s left? Ladies and gentlemen, you’re 2013-2014 L.A. Kings!!

    • pirovash88 - Apr 22, 2014 at 5:03 PM

      Are you in denial or are you forgetting that you once had Ryan Clowe on your Team? You have Torres on your Team as well.

      Seriously if you’re going to insult the franchise at least use the correct “your” moron.

      • tdaveniii - Apr 22, 2014 at 5:29 PM

        Interesting points you raise, although they are not related to, much less refute, my post. But, as you chose to raise them, I’m more than happy to dismantle them.

        Torres? He’s played clean this series, and last year’s hit on Stoll was clean — Stoll admitted as much. If Rafi backslides and pulls a Cooke or targets someone’s head, I’ll be the first to condemn him.

        Clowe, whose first name you ignorantly misspelled, does not play for the Sharks, so I’m not sure how that is relevant now.

        “Your”/”You’re” — You’re right. My bad. [Think I got it right that time.]

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