Dustin Brown turns it around

Updated: June 4, 2012, 1:08 AM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

NEWARK, N.J. -- Dean Lombardi refers to them as "growth spurts."

Dustin Brown's career has had stages where he has taken his game, and his leadership skills, to the next level.

The latest growth spurt for the Los Angeles Kings' captain has been the most impressive of all. All facets of his game are up a notch in these playoffs, and his leadership on and off the ice has mirrored it.

"A growth spurt at the right time," Lombardi told ESPN.com. "That is as much a mental thing, the ...

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