February 22, 2011 4:50 pm

What can Brown do for Kings?

How will the season finish for Dustin Brown? He is on page for 28 goals and 57 points, which would be the second-highest totals of his seven-year career — he had 33 goals and 60 points in 2007-08 — but of late, he has bounced from first line to third line to second line, and he had totaled one goal in 16 games before a two-goal breakthrough against the New York Rangers last Thursday. With 20 goals, Brown is tied for the team lead with Justin Williams. Today, Terry Murray was asked about Brown’s production, and talked about his game going forward…

MURRAY: “I don’t put numbers on players. I think that’s very frustrating for the player, whenever you sit down and get very specific on a number like that, for goals, assists, points. In general, it’s just to be a good player. Play the kind of game that he’s known for, as long as I’ve known him. He plays with tempo. He sets a style, he plays hard and gritty, gets going to the net and scores as a result of that. I think, like any player, there are times when his game is really good and there are times where it tails off and there has to be a meeting and get back to it. Sometimes that’s when you change a line, just to get that refocus and that energy level and get that style of game back on track. We’re going to need him, big-time, in these next games. They’re all so important right now, and his style of play is what really would be noticeable in these next couple of games.”

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