Brown, Doughty and Kopitar explain ‘the fight’

Prior to the Canucks-Kings series getting underway last week, Drew Doughty stopped by MayorsManor and told us that he wasn’t going to let Vancouver’s Alex Burrows get under his skin this time around and goad him into taking stupid penalties. Well, last night, this happened…

Wait, what? Anze Kopitar had a fight? The same guy who many think is worthy of a Lady Byng nomination?

“To see Kopi get in a fight was awesome,” Doughty told us after the game. “He’s always making fun of me for not being in any fights and neither had he. To finally get his first, it was awesome to see and it definitly gave us a momentum booster. As a team, to see our star player do that for the boys, it’s huge.”

Kopitar went a different direction with things, adding a new wrinkle to the story…

“It was after Brownie’s hit,” was how Kopitar began to describe what happened out on the ice. “I just wanted to make sure he wasn’t outnumbered there when those guys kinda went after him. What else can I say? The gloves were dropped and it was my first fight.”

Yet, leave it to Dustin Brown to lay it all out there…

“You don’t want to see him fight too often. He stepped up and it was good,” was his first reaction – before getting getting a good chuckle out after prcoessing what Kopitar had just said. “I was on the ice, I would have been fine.”

Then came the moment of truth…

“Quite honestly, I think he’s been feeling the heat since Dewey got in a fight. They wanted to even it up. I think that was more the issue.”

Poor Burrows, he probably thought he had a lot to do with it.

note: the image of Henrik Sedin trying to reach the Canucks bench (used on the homepage) is courtesy of Mike Zampelli

Recent Articles

Kings Of the Podcast Ep. 7 – The Five Game Report Card

We’re back!
Kings of the Podcast, Episode 7 includes…
– Goals For / Against: Our Three Hot Takes
– Analytics on Doughty, Bjornfot, Toffoli, Quick
– Thoughts after the first five games of the season
– Ontario Reign, notes from the farm
– What’s the plan with Prokhorkin?
– Will Bjornfot stay or go back to Sweden?
– Which AHL defenseman to pay […]

LA Kings Prospect Tracker – Week Ending October 14, 2019

Every hockey league is now
active, officially. Barring injuries, professionals and prospects have started their 2019-20 season. A plethora of prospects in the LA Kings pipeline put up stellar performances over the past week. Take a look…

EUROPE

Alexander Dergachyov:
Forward, SKA St. Petersburg, KHL (3rd round pick in 2015)

Regular season: 0 goals, 2
assists, plus-1, 2 PIM in 13 games […]

SPORTSNET RADIO REPLAY: Hoven on Early Season Results, Sharks, Oilers, Hawks, Sabres, and Penguins

Follow @mayorNHL
Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on Sportsnet Radio in Toronto, where he joined host Josh Goldberg for a lap around the NHL to talk early season results for the Edmonton Oilers, San Jose Sharks, Buffalo Sabres, Chicago Blackhawks, Pittsburgh Penguins, etc.
Today’s radio segment can be heard using the player below […]

Major News Items

Kopitar Out, Can Watch His Son Against Arizona

Per recent tradition, it will be the Kings and Coyotes in a pair of split-squad games to open up preseason on Tuesday night. LA captain Anze Kopitar will not suit up, but he will get a chance to watch his son … [Read More...]

More Prospect News

Comments

  1. TheQuick&TheDead32 says:

    I can’t believe that Canuckleheads fans think that this was a cheap hit.