After getting speared earlier in the game Dustin Brown showed a bit of frustration, taking out Justin Schultz hard into the boards. Brown was ejected from the game shortly after. The hit was very questionable, and one that I feel definitely could have been avoided. He made the choice to hit him from behind. Somehow Brown escaped a suspension from NHL Player Safety.
NHL PRESS RELEASE:
Los Angeles Kings forward Dustin Brown has been fined $10,000, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement via Section 18.7(d), for cross-checking Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Justin Schultz during NHL Game No. 704 in Los Angeles on Thursday, Jan. 18, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.
The incident occurred at 6:36 of the third period. Brown was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for boarding.
The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.