Dustin Brown RW LA 7 Months

Dustin Brown tipped-in the game-winning goal in double overtime for the Kings in their 5-4 victory over the Rangers in Game 2.

Brown scored 10:26 of the second overtime on a slick redirect on a Willie Mitchell shot. The Kings have yet to lead during actual game time yet still hold a 2-0 Stanley Cup Final lead. This one was a wild one as the Rangers jumped out to a two-goal advantage then also led 3-1 and 4-2 before the battle-tested Kings came back. Mitchell and Dwight King each scored and assisted. Jarret Stoll and Marian Gaborik, with the game-tying goal at 7:36 of the third period, picked up the other markers. Justin Williams notched three assists. Drew Doughty didn't record a point on the scoresheet, but he did play a game-high 41:41.

Dustin Brown RW LA 7 Months

The Dustin Brown-Anze Kopitar-Marian Gaborik top line has been awfully productive with 57 combined playoff points - and Kopitar topping the NHL with 24 postseason points - but that doesn't mean they're patting themselves on their backs.

In fact, Brown openly says the line was poor in the Kings' 3-2 overtime victory in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final last Wednesday. "I can only speak for myself, but I don't think our line in Game 1 was very good," Brown said. "We need to take control moreso. It's not about checking or sawing off another line. It's about taking control of the game for us. It's not just Kopi's job. It's my job. It's Gaborik's job. That's why we're playing with him.''

Dustin Brown RW LA 7 Months

Dustin Brown said the Kings played in "zombie mode" during their three previous rounds of the NHL playoffs.

He explained that the team never got more than 72 hours of rest between games for seven weeks. Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final takes place on Saturday after the opener was played on Wednesday. The Kings have dug deep during their playoff run, which has seen them win three straight Game 7s on the road. "Every step they take, they've met so many challenges," GM Dean Lombardi said. "You're really happy for those players, because you know how much they've put into it and how much they care. I see firsthand how they conduct themselves, how hard they work, how much they stick together. It's special to see them be rewarded, but they're fully cognizant that they've got some more work to do."

Dustin Brown RW LA 7 Months

America's two largest cities are ready to battle for hockey's holy grail, as puck drop for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup between Los Angeles and New York is set for Wednesday night.

The New York - Los Angeles sports rivalry is renewed for the first time since 1981 in a major sports championship series. The Dodgers and Yankees have battled four times for the World Series, while the Knicks and Lakers have clashed three times in the NBA Finals. New York has won four of the seven championships against L.A. The 2014 Stanley Cup pits the hard-hitting, high-scoring Kings against Rangers superstar goaltender Henrik Lundqvist.

Dustin Brown RW LA 7 Months

Dustin Brown had two assists and a game high eight shots on goal in the Kings 5-4 overtime win Sunday.

Brown now has four goals and 12 points in 21 playoff games after a horrible regular season in which he found the back of the net only 15 times in 79 games to go with 27 points. He is now seventh in shots on goal during the post-season with 57.

Dustin Brown RW LA 7 Months

The Los Angeles Kings must limit Patrick Kane's time and space with the puck in Chicago Sunday night to have a chance to advance to the Stanley Cup championship series.

That's the word from Kings captain Dustin Brown, who watched in frustration as Kane followed up his Game 5, four-point performance with three points in Chicago's 4-3 triumph in Los Angeles in Game 6. The teams will be in Chicago Sunday night for Game 7. "You give (Kane) time and space and he's going to make plays and that's what he did," Brown said. "So that's on us. We've got to limit his time and space. The last two games, we've backed off of him and allowed him time with the puck."

Dustin Brown RW LA 7 Months

Dustin Brown notched a goal and an assist during the Kings' 5-4 double overtime loss to the Blackhawks on Wednesday night.

L.A's captain is certainly making up for his disappointing regular season with a strong showing in the playoffs, now at four goals and five assists through 19 games. Although the Kings could not finish off the Hawks on the road, Brown and his team gave a valiant effort in Game 5 and still have a 3-2 series lead over their rivals from Chicago.

Dustin Brown RW LA 7 Months

Dustin Brown netted a power-play goal in the Kings' 5-2 win against Chicago on Monday.

Brown's marker also proved to be the game-winning goal. He now has three goals and four assists in 18 playoff games.

Dustin Brown RW LA 7 Months

Despite a mediocre regular season, Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown is excelling in the post-season.

Brown, restored to the Kings' top line with Anze Kopitar and Marian Gaborik, leads the NHL with 87 hits in 16 post-season games, an average of 5.4. He also has contributed two goals and four assists to the team's post-season drive. "I think coming out of the Olympic break I probably played my best hockey. For whatever reason, I wasn't very good the first 50, 60 games of the year," Brown said. "I thought I played more and I actually felt, for the first time, more like myself after the Olympic break, for whatever reason. I think it's continued. I know my point total probably isn't ... I don't even know my points right now because that's not what we're concerned about. I feel like I'm playing my game right now, whether it shows up on the score sheet or not." During the regular season, Brown had only 15 goals and 12 assists in 79 games.

Dustin Brown RW LA 7 Months

Dustin Brown leads the NHL playoffs with 81 hits in 15 games.

He has contributed just one assist in his last six contests, but he manages to contribute in other ways including his physical presence. Brown has been playing with leading scorers Anze Kopitar and Marian Gaborik and his play has helped open up opportunities for his talented linemates. Los Angeles teammate Jarret Stoll is second in the hit department with a total of 62.