Dustin Brown RW LA 14 Days

Dustin Brown shrugged off the Los Angeles Kings clinching the playoffs for the fifth straight campaign.

"With the evolution of this team, maybe four or five years ago, this was a big deal," Brown said. "Now, it's just part of the process. It's good to get it out of the way and get our game going. There's nothing to celebrate about making the playoffs. It's not a goal, it's an expectation." The Kings have a team capable of going far in the playoffs, but they'll have a tough time off the bat against their probable first round opponents, the San Jose Sharks.

Dustin Brown RW LA 19 Days

Four of the Kings' last five games have been won by one goal.

They beat Washington in a shootout at home last week and swept their three-game trip by one goal each, winning the second one, at Washington, again in a shootout. It's an admirable asset to have in the stretch run, gearing up for the playoffs and possessing the ability to perform in tight situations. "I think we're comfortable in those types of games," Kings captain Dustin Brown said after Thursday's 3-2 win at Pittsburgh in regulation. "Couple of games, blew [the] lead. It's about just grinding it out. It's getting closer to playoffs. You're never going to have . very seldom are you going to have an easy game." The Kings have won eight straight on the road, tying a franchise record, and will have a shot at nine in a row Thursday at San Jose. They first won eight consecutive road games from Dec. 18, 1974 to Jan. 16, 1975. Overall, the Kings have lost just three times in their last 16 games, a stretch going back to Feb. 6. In that span, they had an eight-game winning

Dustin Brown RW LA 22 Days

Dustin Brown posted a goal and an assist in the Kings' 5-4 shootout victory over the Capitals on Tuesday night.

Brown has nine points in 12 games since the Olympic break, which accounts for one of the burly winger's best stretches of the season. Brown has 14 goals and 11 assists this year through 70 games.

Dustin Brown RW LA 23 Days

Dustin Brown returned to action on Monday March 24.

Dustin Brown RW LA 24 Days

Dustin Brown (chest contusion) is expected to participate in practice on Monday according to coach Darryl Sutter.

Brown suffered the injury on Saturday and he will likely be a game-time decision on Monday when the Kings take on the Flyers. He has 12 goals and 22 points this season which has to frustrate him and his fantasy owners. Stay tuned.

Dustin Brown RW LA 25 Days

Updating an item posted only minutes ago, Dustin Brown is on a plane bound for Philadelphia.

We have learned he sustained a chest contusion in Saturday's game and will be looked at by doctors in Phildelphia Monday to see if he can play against the Flyers. Brown's fortunes are improving.

Dustin Brown RW LA 25 Days

Dustin Brown did not travel with his teammates to Philadelphia due to an upper-body injury he sustained in Saturday's game after colliding with the Panthers' Dylan Olsen.

He remained in Los Angeles to have his upper-body injury re-evaluated on Sunday and is at best questionable for the Kings' game against the Flyers on Monday. There is a possibility, however, that if Brown checks out OK he could jump on a plane and participate in the Kings' three-game road trip. Stay tuned for further updates.

Dustin Brown RW LA 25 Days

Dustin Brown suffered an upper-body injury in Saturday afternoon's game against Florida.

He isn't expected to return to the contest. He had a goal and logged 7:12 of ice time before leaving. Brown just returned to the lineup on Thursday after being sidelined with an illness and a lower-body ailment.

Dustin Brown RW LA 27 Days

Dustin Brown (illness/lower body) logged 15:09 minutes in his return on Thursday.

Brown missed two games due to the combination of an ailment and his illness. He skated alongside Trevor Lewis and Kyle Clifford on a line that wasn't expected to do much offensively. Sure enough, Brown didn't record a point in his return and ended up with a minus-one rating.

Dustin Brown RW LA 27 Days

Dustin Brown feels ready to return, but he's listed as a game-time decision for Thursday's match against Washington.

He's been sidelined since Mar. 13 due to an illness. The Kings didn't do line rushes Thursday morning, but he practiced on Wednesday and said he's good to go.