Dustin Brown played in 431 regular-season games before he finally got into the NHL postseason two years ago. Although he has an Olympic medal, a lucrative contract and a ''C'' on his shoulder, he's never been on a playoff run longer than 12 days.
That's the problem with being on the Los Angeles Kings. That's also why Brown is making sure his teammates don't get happy after a stunning bit of early playoff success.
''Honestly, the Kings haven't been very successful as an organization, but we're starting to move in the right direction,'' Brown said.
Even after eighth-seeded Los Angeles took the first two games from the two-time Presidents' Trophy-winning Vancouver Canucks in their first-round series, the Kings' captain realizes the historic obstacles in the way of a 44-year-old franchise that still has never lifted the Stanley Cup.
Brown also realizes the Canucks will be desperate to save their season in Game 3 on Sunday night even without superstar Daniel Sedin, who didn't travel ...