(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.