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Kings' Dustin Brown sticks with it to bust out of scoring slump

Kings' Dustin Brown sticks with it to bust out of scoring slump

Dustin Brown was putting in extra time, working hard after the Kings' morning skate the other day. But the Kings captain wasn't on the ice, he was busy in one of the rooms at the El Segundo practice facility, working hard to perfect his hockey sticks. The baby-faced Brown looked like one of those kids you asked for help in high-school shop class, not a highly paid professional athlete with two Stanley Cup rings. That extra-credit work paid off for Brown later when he broke a 19-game goal-scoring drought, getting one in the first period against Edmonton on Thursday night. He gave an honest assessment of how he handled his scoring woes. "It's something, as much as...

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