Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 4/23/12
The process began in 2006, when the Kings hired Dean Lombardi as general manager and Lombardi began the process of overhauling the organization by building around a core of young players. The job isn't done -- no team, short of the Stanley Cup champion, considers its season a full success -- but the Kings took a big step Sunday night when they beat the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series. The Kings won the series in five games. This is the first time since 2001 that the Kings have advanced past the first round. For 10 of the 20 players who dressed for Sunday's game, it was their first NHL playoff series victory. That includes captain Dustin Brown, the longest-tenured King, who joined the team in 2003. "It's huge," Brown said. "I've been here for eight, nine years, and this is a pretty good feeling for a lot of guys in here, especially the guys who have been here for an extended amount of time. "It's been a work in progress. This team has worked h...
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