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@bush1124 The NHL has no choice, they have to suspend him for this hit.
— Eric J. Burton (@goon48) April 24, 2013
First off, I was right, the NHL had no choice, they had to suspend Dustin Brown for his hit on Jason Pominville. In my opinion, the hit was a text book violation of the NHL's Rule 48. Obviously, we can debate that if you want. Also, this suspension doesn't make Brown a dirty player, but he does play with an edge and he does play on the edge. It was only a matter of time before he was suspended by the NHL.
Michael Russo, Russo Rants --- Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown has been suspended the final two games of the Kings regular season, the Los Angeles Times' Lisa Dillman reported. The suspension stems from Brown's elbow to the face of Wild winger Jason Pominville in the second period last night.
Brown, who had played in 314 consecutive games, will be well-rested for the beginning of the playoffs next week.
The first of those games comes tonight against Detroit, which is probably not a good thing for the Wild, which is being chased by the 9th-place Red Wings (three points back with three games left).
"I had the puck on my stick, he’s coming to hit me and I’m just bracing myself," Brown said when I asked him about the elbow last night.
The Wild didn't practice today, but official word thus far is Pominville is day to day with an upper body injury. GM Chuck Fletcher said it was too early to know yet if the Wild needs to recall a forward. If Pominville is sidelined, the Wild has no extra on the roster right now unless Mike Rupp is ready to return Friday from a knee injury. Otherwise, the Wild will have to look to the Houston farm.
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— Michael Russo (@Russostrib) April 24, 2013
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ST. PAUL, Minn. Los Angeles Kings forward Dustin Brown was suspended two games for elbowing Minnesota Wild forward Jason Pominville in Tuesday's 2-1 Minnesota victory, according to a tweet from Los Angeles Times reporter Lisa Dillman.
During the second period Sunday, Brown had the puck near the side boards and saw Pominville closing in. As Pominville approached, Brown turned...
About midway through the second period, the Los Angeles Kings were down 2-0 when Dustin Brown threw a vicious elbow at Jason Pominville’s face. The puck came to Brown on the half-wall, and rather than wait for Pominville to make contact with him, Brown lunged at Pominville and delivered an elbow right to his face. A penalty wasn’t called on the play, but something tells me...
Kings captain Dustin Brown was suspended two games by the NHL for an elbow to the head of Minnesotas Jason Pominville during the second period of the teams game in St. Paul, Minn., Tuesday night, a club official said Wednesday.
The suspension, the first imposed against Brown by the league, will keep him out of the Kings game at Detroit Wednesday night and the teams season finale...
No penalty of the play and Pominville has not returned to the game.
LA Kings captain Dustin Brown will have some explaining to do today. Brown will have a hearing with the NHL to explain his blatant elbow to the face of former Sabres captain Jason Pominville. The incident happened in last night's 2-1 Wild win.
Here's the hit in question.
Pominville was taken to the room for observation after he struggled to get to his feet. he...
Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown was suspended two games by the NHLâs Department of Player Safety for his second period hit on Minnesota Wild forward Jason Pominville on Tuesday night.
With under an hour to go before tonight's game between the Red Wings and Kings, with Dustin Brown out of LA's lineup, as Paul noted, Yahoo Sports' Nicholas J. Cotsonika thoughtfully considering the legacy of the endangered 21-year-old playoff streak...
The AP's Larry Lage may have had to elbow his way to his laptop given the number of scribes in attendance for tonight...
Darryl Sutter was forced to change the Kings lineup out of necessity today, as captain and left wing on the first line, Dustin Brown, was suspended for the remaining two games of the regular season following an elbow to the head of Jason Pominville yesterday. Pominville left the game and didn’t return with what is [...]
Los Angeles Kings forward Dustin Brown has been suspended for two games, without pay, for elbowing Minnesota Wild forward Jason Pominville on Tuesday,
I am not a Dustin Brown hater by any stretch of the imagination, he's a good American players, but when you make a mistake you
own up to and you move on. These comments that he made about his elbow on Jason Pominville are laughable, if not insulting.
Helene Elliott and Lisa Dillman, Los Angeles Times – Obviously we were disappointed in the decision, quite honest,"...
The theory goes something like this: as the Red Wings' 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings gives the 22-16-and-8 Wings both 52 points and 20 regulation-or-OT wins, if the Wings earn a win over the Nashville Predators tonight (7:30 PM, FSD/FS Tennessee/97.1 FM) and the Dallas Stars (48 points, 20 ROWs) defeat the Columbus Blue Jackets (51 points, 17 ROWs), the Wings will make the...
Dustin Brown's reputation in the NHL is starting to get pretty ugly. If you're unfamiliar with Brown as a player, he plays the game with an intensity and a ferocity that's difficult to match. This style appears to get the better of him, causing him to throw controversial hits on a somewhat regular basis. In a span of just three days, Brown placed himself at the center...
Tomorrow's game between the Red Wings and Kings (who are trailing 2-0 vs Minnesota, in St. Paul,as I write this) is an NBC Sports Network exclusive, and they're drumming up the "Rivalry Night" Game through a press release...
OS ANGELES KINGS ATTEMPT TO HOLD HOME ICE ADVANTAGE AS DETROIT RED WINGS FIGHT FOR POSTSEASON SPOT, ON NBC SPORTS NETWORK’S “WEDNESDAY...
The day before the draft, therefore today we will be talking about the draft on this afternoon’s show. Yes! This afternoon, there is an episode of Rhino and Compass Radio. Be there or be square! (It’s at 3pm, CT)
The Wild won yesterday, but Jason Pominville took a hell of a shot to the face.
The Vikings’ new uniforms were leaked yesterday and… I like ‘em.