Brown with new high

With two goals Sunday in Chicago, including the game-winner in overtime, Dustin Brown set a career high with 18 goals. And we’re not even at the midway point of the season.

“You look at my goals this year and a lot of them are within five feet of the crease,” Brown said. “Its just a matter of sticking around there and youll get rewarded type of thing. Ive been getting a lot of goals off the rebound or bouncing off me.”

Brown, in his fourth year, scored 17 goals in 81 games last year. It’s looking like the Kings were well-timed in wrapping up the 23-year-old to a six-year contract extension in late October.

“I think hes making the natural progression players make from year to year, especially in the first four to five years,” Crawford said. “Now the big improvement I see in his game is hes trying new things offensively. Some of the moves he makes one on one, we didnt see that before. He comes down with pressure on him last night, makes a great in-tight move and puts it upstairs. Thats as nice a goal as you’re going to see.”

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