Team captain Dustin Brown offered his opinions on all things relating to the Raffi Torres-Jarret Stoll incident in the second period of the Kings’ 2-0 victory over the Sharks on Tuesday. Brown gave a level-headed assessment of the play and the possible ramifications when the teams meet for Game 2 on Thursday night. He was calm, cool and collected as he spoke to reporters after Wednesday’s practice.
“Everybody in this room is not going to be happy about it, but everybody over there is OK with it,” Brown said of Torres’ shot to Stoll’s head in the second period Tuesday. “That’s how it is. Every controversial hit is viewed with a different gloss. So …”
Asked if he was concerned about the Kings attempting to exact a payback, Brown said, “You don’t want to see a guy get hurt like that. It’s important to understand there’s ways to do it within the rules and ways to do it throughout a series. That’s what we have to do. Regardless of what happens, again, it’s the playoffs. The best retribution is winning games right now.”