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Brown calls Kings – Blackhawks the most emotional series of his career

Jun 2, 2014, 12:39 AM EDT

For hockey fans and just about any observers, the Los Angeles Kings’ dramatic seven-game series win against the Chicago Blackhawks seemed special. The players on the ice backed that feeling up after the Kings’ narrow 5-4 overtime win in Game 7.

Kings captain Dustin Brown has played 71 playoff games in his NHL career, yet this outstanding Western Conference final series stands out among all the rest … including two other seven-game series from this postseason against California rivals.

“The story is how we were able to come back and how resilient we were, how awesome this series was to play and be a part of,” Justin Williams said. “It was just fitting [that] it ended in Game 7 in an overtime.”

Both the Kings and Blackhawks found themselves in difficult situations during this memorable series, yet both team kept fighting. That much was very clear to Alec Martinez, the Kings defenseman who scored the series-clinching goal.

No NHL team managed to win three road Game 7’s in the same postseason, but this emotional ride isn’t over yet for the Kings. They don’t get a lot of time to digest this series and prepare themselves for a relatively fresh New York Rangers with the 2014 Stanley Cup Final kicking off on Wednesday, yet if any team can shrug off this challenge, it’s these “Cockroach Kings.”

  1. blomfeld - Jun 2, 2014 at 12:48 AM


    well how about ‘personally’ lead your team to ‘glorious & righteous’ victory ! :)

    Captain Dustin Brown Esquire … leader of the SC Champion LA Kings !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

  2. broadstreetbeatdown - Jun 2, 2014 at 1:16 AM

    Kings in 6

  3. hockeyornothing - Jun 2, 2014 at 1:17 AM

    Happy for you Blomfeld!


  4. hockeyornothing - Jun 2, 2014 at 1:20 AM

    Happy for you and your beloved Kings 👑 Blomfeld – congratulations !

  5. hockeyornothing - Jun 2, 2014 at 1:24 AM

    Taking it back after I read your classless post in another story.

    • joey4id - Jun 2, 2014 at 9:30 AM

      can you make up your f’in mind? Lol!

  6. booboo31 - Jun 2, 2014 at 9:26 AM

    More like kings in 5

  7. hardkor07mn - Jun 2, 2014 at 11:26 AM

    Brown is the biggest POS in hockey. Hope he chokes on the champagne cuz the rangers have no chance

  8. cybernetikghost - Jun 2, 2014 at 3:03 PM

    There is so much nonsense in the comments, I feel out of place leaving something that pertains to the story…..

    All things considered though, this was one of the more emotional series for the Kings and Brown because all of the other series (he hasn’t exactly had a ton in his career) have been against a rival or a team that just flopped. This was the only series that comes to mind in Brown’s career in which it was just about high-skill, hard hockey on and off the ice, none of the extra curricular- amongst the teams, fans, and media of the two. It really was the best that the NHL has to offer a sports fan.

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