Johnson > Brown in every way possible. He's got a better shot, better hands, better skating, hitting's a wash. There is no way that Brown is better than Johnson. Wouldn't be surprised if JJ was a better leader, too.
Brown on the PP is an idiotic mistake. Brown in the shutout... TM has got to go, and he can take Brown with him.
That said, Doughty needs to stop trying to do too much. When it comes to pure ability he's the top on the team. He dominates in board battles, skating and he was killer in OT. He just needs to calm down and leave skating the puck up the ice for a little later. I don't hate Parse. Loving JJ, I think he may finally have actually brought everything together. Quick should get a rest but he's been playing great.
I think Brown in the top 6 is really the only thing holding this team back. He nullifies Richards and Parse, both of which are much better than him. I'd like to see Penner on that line; lesser of two evils.
Another poor 1st period... another 2 goal offensive result, another loss. Better game, a bit more exciting, but still they're basically a .500 team folks. Scuderi got caught watching the puck at the end of the game and it cost them.
The Kings have two dominating shifts by the #1 and #2 lines, the play is stopped after Brown's high-stick goal. Terry sends out the 3rd line, and just like that the game is tied. You could see it coming a million miles away.
Kopitar was dominant, Gagne was good, Williams was ok but opportunistic. Still had some hiccups.
Richards and Brown played better but they have to finish their chances. Parse was ok, won a nice board battle with Letang right before Brown's non-goal. Overall I think that line had a quality game.
The 3rd line, what can you say. Pathetic, awful, disastrous, ugly. Use whatever adjective you like. Jarret Stoll and Dustin Penner are making nearly $8 million between them, read that number again folks, $8 million for these two hockey players. And Ethan Moreau is just a bad hockey player, tonight's penalties were foolish and selfish. This guy is a 13th forward, not a third line player.
I asked after the last GDT...
What are Stoll and Penner doing to stay in the lineup?