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Dustin Brown lays vicious crosscheck to Pens' Schultz neck, gets ejected from the game

Schultz did not return to the game... hopefully he's okay. Dirty play by Brown. How many games do you suspend him for?

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The Pittsburgh Penguins had a late-night game against the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night, depending which time zone you're in, evidently.

While the Penguins walked away with yet another win, winning their 5th out of their last 6 games - the game was marked by a dirty hit from behind by Dustin Brown onto defenseman Justin Schultz.

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Brown was assessed a game misconduct and was subsequently ejected from the game. Schultz managed to make it to the locker room on his own power, but did not return for the rest of the game.

Following the game, Mike Sullivan provided a "hopeful" update on the top four defenseman.

There was no indication of whether or not he passed a concussion protocol test, but early observations show that if he's out again, it won't be for too long. That is, of course, if it turns out to be a concussion, which isn't always obvious right after the contact, and could manifest itself only today or in the coming days.

Twitter was fairly livid with the hit, with several people from all fandoms calling for a suspension to Dustin Brown.

Schultz expressed... confusion post-game when asked about the hit.

How many games do you think he deserves for this nasty hit?

PENGUINS NOTES

Casey DeSmith started his first ever NHL game, and won. He and Tristan Jarry both accomplished the same feat this season, becoming the first duo to do so for the Penguins since 2003-04.

Daniel Sprong was a healthy scratch against the Kings. He was benched for the entirety of the 3rd period in the team's previous game against the Anaheim Ducks.