Dustin Brown wasn't at a total loss for words after the L.A. Kings clinched the first Stanley Cup in franchise history by finishing off the Devils in Game 6. But NBC might have preferred if the Kings' captain had been.

Asked by NBC's Pierre McGuire if he thought he would ever have a chance to win the Cup, Brown gave a brutally honest answer that would surely have made Herm Edwards proud.

"That's why we f***ing play."

Brown, who scored the first goal of Los Angeles' 6-1 beatdown of the Devils, became only the second U.S. born captain to ever win the Stanley Cup.

Now we'll wait and see if he gets fined. Whether he cares is a separate issue.

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  • 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Six

    Ryan Carter #20 of the New Jersey Devils plays the puck around teammate David Clarkson #23 and a Los Angeles Kings player in Game Six of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

  • 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Six

    Rob Scuderi #7 of the Los Angeles Kings lays on the ice after being boarded by Steve Bernier #18 of the New Jersey Devils (not in photo) in Game Six of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

  • 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Six

    Trevor Lewis #22 of the Los Angeles Kings and Ilya Kovalchuk #17 of the New Jersey Devils vie for the puck in the first period of Game Six of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

  • 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Six

    Jarret Stoll #28 of the Los Angeles Kings tries for a shot point blank on goaltender Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils in the first period of Game Six of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

  • 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Six

    Jeff Carter #77 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates after scoring a goal in the second period against the New Jersey Devils in the second period of Game Six of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

  • 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Six

    Trevor Lewis #22 of the Los Angeles Kings scores against goaltender Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils in the first period of Game Six of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

  • 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Six

    Willie Mitchell #33, Anze Kopitar #11 and Slava Voynov #26 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrate with teammate Jeff Carter #77 of the Los Angeles Kings after Carter scored in the second period of Game Six of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final against the New Jersey Devils at Staples Center on June 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

  • 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Six

    Alec Martinez #27 of the Los Angeles Kings checks David Clarkson #23 of the New Jersey Devils in Game Six of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

  • 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Six

    NHL linesmen Jean Morin #97 and Pierre Racicot #65 separate players from the the New Jersey Devils and the Los Angeles Kings in a scrum after Ryan Carter #20 of the New Jersey Devils checked Rob Scuderi #7 of the Los Angeles Kings into the goal net in the second period of Game Six of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Ryan Carter received a 2-minute roughing penalty and a 10-minute game misconduct on the play.

  • 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Six

    Dwight King #74 , Alec Martinez #27 and Drew Doughty #8 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrate with teammate Trevor Lewis #22 after Lewis scored the third Kings' goal in first period against Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils in Game Six of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

  • 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Six

    Mike Richards #10 of the Los Angeles Kings plays the body on Dainius Zubrus #8 of the New Jersey Devils in the second period of Game Six of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

  • 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Six

    Jeff Carter #77 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates after scoring a goal in the second period against the New Jersey Devils in the second period of Game Six of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

  • 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Six

    Goaltender Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils collides with teammate Marek Zidlicky #2 of the New Jersey Devils as Dustin Brown #23 of the Los Angeles Kings looks on in Game Six of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

  • 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Six

    Dustin Brown #23 of the Los Angeles Kings reacts after assisting on the Kings' second goal of the first period against the New Jersey Devils in Game Six of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

  • 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Six

    Anze Kopitar #11 of the Los Angeles Kings eyes the puck as goaltender Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils gets back in position in Game Six of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

  • 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Six

    Jarret Stoll #28 of the Los Angeles Kings tries for a shot point blank on goaltender Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils in the first period of Game Six of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

  • 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Six

    Goaltender Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils makes a stick save in Game Six of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on June 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

  • 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Six

    Goaltender Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings makes a save in the first period of Game Six of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final against the New Jersey Devils at Staples Center on June 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

  • 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Six

    Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick (32) and New Jersey Devils right wing Dainius Zubrus (8) look back after Quick deflected a shot in the first period during Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup finals, Monday, June 11, 2012, in Los Angeles.

  • 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Six

    Rob Scuderi #7 of the Los Angeles Kings lays on the ice after being boarded by Steve Bernier #18 of the New Jersey Devils (not in photo) in Game Six of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

  • 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Six

    A Los Angeles Kings trainer attends to Rob Scuderi #7 of the Los Angeles Kings after Scuderi was boarded by Steve Bernier #18 of the New Jersey Devils (not in photo) as teammates Dustin Penner #25, Anze Kopitar #11 and Matt Greene #2 of the Los Angeles Kings look on during Game Six of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

  • 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Six

    Goaltender Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates late in the third period against the New Jersey Devils in Game Six of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

  • 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Six

    Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty (8), center Colin Fraser (24) and goalie Jonathan Quick celebrate as time runs off the clock to beat the New Jersey Devils 6-1 during Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup finals,Monday, June 11, 2012, in Los Angeles.

  • 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Six

    Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty (8), Los Angeles Kings center Colin Fraser (24) and Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick celebrate as time runs off the clock to beat the New Jersey Devils 6-1 during Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup finals,Monday, June 11, 2012, in Los Angeles.

  • 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Six

    Goaltenders Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings and Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils share some words in the handshake line after Game Six of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The Kings defeated the Devils 6-1 in Game Six to win the Stanley Cup Final series 4-2.

  • 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Six

    Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown (23) raises the Stanley Cup after the Kings beat the New Jersey Devils 6-1 during Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup finals, Monday, June 11, 2012, in Los Angeles.

  • 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Six

    Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown (23) kisses the Stanley Cup after the Kings beat the New Jersey Devils 6-1 during Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup finals, Monday, June 11, 2012, in Los Angeles.

  • 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Six

    Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick holds up the Stanley Cup after the Kings beat the New Jersey Devils 6-1 during Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup finals, Monday, June 11, 2012, in Los Angeles.