Dustin Brown reintroduced himself to Corey Perry during the first period of Wednesday’s game between the L.A. Kings and Anaheim Ducks.
No stranger to throwing massive hits, the Kings’ captain Brown drilled Perry with a crushing open-ice body check that appeared to be perfectly clean but set off a melee near the two benches in the neutral zone. Clayton Stoner and Simon Despres, coming to the defense of Perry, both jumped in grabbed Brown.
When the dust settled, the Kings ended up with the power play. Jeff Carter scored a few seconds later to give L.A. the lead in what was a hard-hitting, face-paced first period.