LOS ANGELES -- Whenever Dustin Brown is asked to reflect on his regular season, he’s owned up to it and admitted that it wasn’t up to his standards, at least up until the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
He was invisible on a lot of nights and hardly the wrecking-ball factor that he was during the 2012 Stanley Cup run. But, like the Los Angeles Kings, Brown is making up for it when it counts the most.
Brown capped the second-longest game in franchise history when he deflected defenseman Willie Mitchell’s shot from the left point into the net at 10:26 of second overtime to give Los Angeles a 5-4 win against the New York Rangers in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday at Staples Center.
The Kings will take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-7 series into Game 3 on Monday night at Madison Square Garden (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, RDS) thanks to Brown’s first career overtime goal in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.