Los Angeles Kings left wing Dustin Penner has improved his play so much during the playoffs, that he bears little resemblance to the player he was during the regular season.
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EL SEGUNDO, CA — At the same time that fans of the Los Angeles Kings
are rejoicing in their team’s early success in the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs, having eliminated the Vancouver Canucks
in five games, and jumping out to a 2-0 lead over the St. Louis Blues
in their second round series, they are also scratching their collective heads while asking, in unison…
…who’s wearing number 25, and what did he do with Dustin Penner?
All kidding aside, Penner, who has been the target of so many for his poor play throughout much of the season, has looked nothing like the player who raised the ire of fans, game after game.
In fact, Penner began to raise the level of his play over the last few weeks of the regular season, and it continued to improve in the first round of the playoffs. He scored the game-winning goal in Game 1 of the Kings’ first round series against the Canucks, and tallied an assist in Game 2 Read more of this post