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. "What the media or analysts or whoever is saying about us, we've got to understand we really haven't accomplished anything yet."
One month and one day removed from the infamous Clowe-gate game that threw a wrench into Los Angeles' plans for a divisional title and home ice advantage in the playoffs, Darryl Sutter's bunch has reached the Western Conference Finals for only the second time in the franchise's 44-year history, courtesy of a 3-1 win over the shell-shocked St. Louis Blues that punctuated the franchise's first-ever sweep.
So forgive us if we slightly disagree with Dustin Brown's assessment.
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