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Kings, Canucks Have Some Second Period Fun - SB Nation

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Kings, Canucks Have Some Second Period Fun - SB Nation
Apr 16th 2012, 04:25

For the neutral observer, the first period of Game 3 between the Canucks and Kings was a bit boring. Not that the action wasn't exciting or anything, but when you've been watching a weekend full of goals and line brawls and hilarious GIFs, it's easy to be underwhelmed when a game doesn't reach the same expectations.

Luckily, there's more than one period in a game, and the teams didn't disappoint for much longer.

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Things got interested following a clean hit by Dustin Brown on Henrik Sedin.

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It was a scary hit given the result, and it may have been a smidge late, but in terms of the contact, it's absolutely clean. Shoulder-to-shoulder, not targeting of the head, didn't charge. A beauty of a hit, and you can certainly see Sedin admiring his pass a bit. Besides, the slow-mo might make it look later than it was:

Alex Burrows and Kevin Bieksa decided to jump Brown after the play, which was a shame, but Los Angeles got a power play out of the deal. A few shifts later, Bieksa took proper steps to get back at Brown. This is the way it's done:

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A few shifts later, Ryan Kesler decided to join in on the fun as well. Willie Mitchell and Alec Martinez gave him a bit of a shove behind the net, and you know ... for a power forward that's a darn good NHL player, Kesler is awfully weak on his skates.

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Not enough fun for you? Oh, look! Kobe Bryant's here!

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No score after two periods at Staples Center on Sunday night. That doesn't mean we're not having a good time!

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