NHL Playoff TV Schedule 2012: Kings Captain Dustin Brown Playing Inspired Hockey

May 15th, 2012 by Nicholas Goss Leave a reply »
Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown is playing inspired hockey for his team right now, and if he continues to dominate all over the ice, he will accept the Stanley Cup from NHL commissioner Gary Bettman next month as a champion.

Brown is one of the premier power forwards in hockey, and has used his toughness and size to get under his opponent's skin throughout the playoffs.

Per Lisa Dillman of the L.A. Times:

"[Brown] lets his play do the talking," [Coyotes goalie Jason] LaBarbera said. "I think that's probably frustrating for players. This guy hammers guys, but nobody ever goes after him because he's not that kind of guy who hits you and stays there and says something. He hits you and keeps playing.

"He plays on the edge. He's not afraid. He's not a dirty player. He hits hard, but he doesn't cross that line. Not yet, anyway."

If not for Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick being so dominant in the playoffs, Brown would be the front runner for the Conn Smythe Award as playoff MVP.

Offensively, Brown has been spectacular and has scored several big goals for the Kings during the playoffs.

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