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Dustin Brown has been a bit of a polarizing figure in these playoffs. You're either a huge fan, or you absolutely hate him.
And let's be frank, it's easy to hate Dustin Brown's game.
He is a physically punishing player, an intimidating player, an aggravating player, and a skilled goal-scorer. He will muck it up after the whistle, get in a goalies head, and unfortunately sell a call or two. He's the kind of player that you would love to have on your team, but you hate him because he is not.
Brown has woken up his team on several occasions throughout the regular season and these playoffs with timely goals and huge hits.
Off the ice, Brown is a silent and soft spoken leader. However, he has kept the Kings incredibly focused, even though they have had long lay-offs between all of their playoff series.
Brown plays a solid two-way game and is as defensively responsible as he is offensively effective. He is often used by Darryl Sutter to kill penalties, as well as play on the power play.
Brown's leadership qualities got him recognition at the international level as well. Like Parise, he was an alternate captain of the 2010 U.S. Mens Olympic Hockey Team which won the Silver Medal in Vancouver.
Brown currently has 16 points in 14 playoff games, is a plus-13, and has two shorthanded goals, and three game-winning goals. Brown is also third in the postseason in hits with 67.