NHL.com will periodically be doing a series called "Five Questions With ...," a Q&A with some of the key figures in the game today aimed at gaining insight into their lives, careers and the state of their teams.
Editor's Note: The interview for this edition of Five Questions with .... was conducted before the Department of Player Safety convened a hearing with Dustin Brown for his actions in a game Tuesday night against the Minnesota Wild.
The Los Angeles Kings are rounding into playoff form at just the right time. They're beginning to resemble the team that won the Stanley Cup last June.
The Kings are 4-0-1 with a perfect penalty kill (12-for-12) and nine goals-against in their past five games. Jonathan Quick, last year's Conn Smythe Trophy winner, has started all five, posting a 1.72 goals-against average and .931 save percentage.
Jeff Carter and Dustin Brown broke out of mini scoring slumps in the Kings' 4-3 overtime win Sunday. Mike Richards is starting to put the puck in the net on a consistent basis, and Anze Kopitar continues to be a point-per-game player, with five assists in the past five games.