Dustin Brown has been involved. And that might be an understatement.
The L.A. Kings’ captain was rocked in an open-ice collision with Patrick Marleau in the first few minutes of Tuesday’s Game 4 between the Kings and San Jose Sharks.
Brown, in the second period, came away from heavy, open-ice impact with Logan Couture in the neutral zone. Much like the Marleau and Brown collision, the puck was nowhere near either player when Brown and Couture ran into each other.
Couture, again much like Brown after the Marleau hit, was shaken up. Couture also briefly left the game in the third period after blocking a shot with his band, but he quickly returned to action.
This dominant win is a heck of a way for the Kings to begin an imposing seven-game road trip, which continues against the New York Islanders on Thursday. The Bruins probably want to burn the tape on this one themselves, as they’re about to head on a six-game road trip.
Per @EliasSports: @LAKings had 9 different skaters score in a game for 5th time in franchise history. Last: Jan. 21, 1987 vs. PIT (10-5 W).
Some hockey players resist the urge to wear a visor, at least if they’re given that choice.
Perhaps a few will say “Hey, Nathan Beaulieu will just punch it off anyway.”
Maybe not, but Beaulieu provided a rather unique moment in his fight with Cedric Paquette during the Montreal Canadiens – Tampa Bay Lightning game. You can watch that bout in the video above, and see a cut on the Lightning pest’s face from that blow.