Found May 07, 2012 on Fox Sports:
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer Mason Brown has been wearing his Los Angeles Kings jersey every day for about two weeks now. He doesn't even take it off when he goes to school. And Kings captain Dustin Brown's 3-year-old son isn't the only crazy hockey fan in Southern California these days. Nineteen years after Wayne Gretzky and Luc Robitaille turned Hollywood into a hockey town, Mason's dad and goalie Jonathan Quick are doing it again. The eighth-seeded Kings are the first team in the conference finals after a stunning nine-game evisceration of Vancouver and St. Louis, the West's top two teams. Los Angeles has advanced this far in the postseason only once before in 44 seasons of existence, but the Kings aren't content with being halfway to hoisting the Stanley Cup for the first time.

Kings appreciate rest before series vs. Phoenix

After playing a bruising series against the St. Louis Blues and delivering enough hits to rank fifth among playoff performers, Kings captain Dustin Brown was glad to get some rest Monday. For his mind. His body needed the respite after he dished out 39 hits over two rounds and helped carry the Kings to the Western Conference finals for the first time since 1993. But Brown, who...

Dustin Brown Leading The Kings

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail, The moment that Dustin Brown came crashing onto the larger NHL playoff stage is easily determined. It occurred during the Los Angeles Kings’ opening-round series against the Vancouver Canucks, when Brown delivered a clean, crunching open-ice hit on Vancouver Canucks captain Henrik Sedin. At a time when all manner of body checks were examined...

Kings sweep Blues out of playoffs

Dustin Brown scored two goals, Jonathan Quick made 23 saves, and the eighth-seeded Los Angeles Kings finished an improbable four-game sweep of the St. Louis Blues with a 3-1 victory Sunday, advancing to the conference finals for just the second time in club history. Rookie Jordan Nolan scored an early goal for the Kings, the first team in recent NHL history to eliminate their conference...

Kings Enjoying The Moment

from Helene Elliott of the LA Times, As the longest-serving current Kings, forwards Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar have been through the worst of hockey times. Brown, who made his NHL debut during the 2003-04 season, and Kopitar, who made an immediate impact as a rookie in 2006-07, have been there for all the broken promises and unrealized dreams, through coaching changes and baffling...

Kings' sweep of Blues was awfully Quick

LOS ANGELES Though the national and Canadian media and more casual hockey fans have leapt onto the eighth-seeded Los Angeles Kings' bandwagon during their shockingly short dispatches of Vancouver and St. Louis, don't expect Dustin Brown to remove the team's blinders. "We just focus on what we have to do in here in this room," Brown said at practice Saturday...

First conference finals in 19 years for Kings

The last time the Kings reached the conference finals, their current captain hadn't yet celebrated his ninth birthday. A couple of the current Kings were barely out of diapers in 1993. In fact, the last time the Kings reached the Western Conference Finals, they weren't even the Western Conference Finals. They were the Campbell Conference Finals. Whatever they're called...

Kings Becoming the Cinderella Story in the West

It was royal flush for the Los Angeles Kings. The kings, who haven’t reached the conference finals since 1993, are now headed to face the winner of the Coyotes/Predators series for a chance to go to the Stanley Cup Finals. An impressive feat for a team that was not expected to beat the heavily favored Vancouver Canucks or ST. Louis Blues. And now, they’re looking like the...

Aaron Musick: The Future of Gabriel Landeskog

The nice thing about watching Los Angeles Kings forward Dustin Brown during the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs is it is just like watching an older version of Gabriel Landeskog. Brown has been a 50-60 point player in the regular season, usually with goals ranging from the mid 20's to the low 30's. Brown won't lead the league in goals or points. What he does bring, that...

Los Angeles Kings Sweep St. Louis Blues as Eighth Seed to Advance in NHL Playoffs

There's a reason why teams put so much weight on just making the playoffs, whatever their seed. The Los Angeles Kings showed why on Sunday, blasting past the St. Louis Blues one more time to finish off the series sweep. The Kings -- the eighth seed in the Western Conference -- now advance to the finals in the West. Here are the recaps from the games that took place Sunday, May...

The Los Angeles Kings Advance To The Western Conference Finals

The LA Kings defeated the St. Louis Blues 3-1 and win the series 4-0 and become the first team to advance to the Conference Finals. The Blues head home and can only think what could have been. Here’s the winning goal by Dustin Brown…

Kings get back to work, prepare for Coyotes

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated.) By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer Although the Los Angeles Kings are in uncharted playoff territory for this roster, they're meeting a familiar opponent there. The Kings spent Tuesday in early preparations for their all-Pacific Division matchup with the Phoenix Coyotes. Los Angeles is making its second trip to the conference finals in 45 years...

Blues swept sending Kings to West finals

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dustin Brown scored two goals, Jonathan Quick made 23 saves, and the eighth-seeded Los Angeles Kings finished an improbable four-game sweep of the St. Louis Blues with a 3-1 victory Sunday, advancing to the conference finals for just the second time in club history. Rookie Jordan Nolan scored an early goal for the Kings, the first team in recent NHL history to...

3rd is the Magic Number

I love how Mike Richards leans over and says "act like you been there before." Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown is the 2nd Greatest Hug in Los Angeles Kings history. This is the 1st.

Morning Skate: May 7

The Morning After:Yesterday’s results:Kings 3, Blues 1Devils 4, Flyers 2RLD 3 stars of the night:1. Jonathan Quick (23 saves, win)2. Dustin Brown (2 goals)3. Dainius Zubrus (2 goals)---Tonight’s slate:Capitals @ Rangers, 7:30 ET, Game 5Predators @ Coyotes, 10:00 ET, Game 5#7 Washington Capitals @ #1 New York RangersGame 5… 7:30 ET… TV: NBC Sports Network, CBCSeries: Tied...
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