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The Kings dominated both Vancouver goaltenders Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider and are poised to run through Brian Elliott and his St. Louis Blues—only to find more goalie trouble.
The Kings have one of the best goalies in the playoffs in Jonathan Quick, but if they can complete the series against the Blues they will have to face:
Veznia candidate Pekka Rinne finished the 2011-12 season leading the league in wins (43) and saves (1,987).
Rinne and his incredible defensive duo of Shea Weber and Ryan Suter are the perfect team to knock off the Kings.
Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith has been the most clutch netminder in the playoffs, posting three thrilling overtime wins and a 39-save shutout to close out the series over the Chicago Blackhawks.
If the Desert Dogs can ride out Smith's hot streak past the Nashville Predators, it will be interesting to see how the Pacific Division rivals will match up.
Lundqvist is the front-runner for the Veznia this season after leading his team to 39 wins en route to the top seed in the Eastern Conference.
The Rangers are the team to beat in the playoffs and Hank is the perfect goalie to spoil all cinderella stories.
Holtby is fresh off one of the most exciting games in the playoffs—a triple overtime loss to the Rangers—however, the 22-year old is one of the hottest goalies in the playoffs.
He anticipated being the third-string goalie for the Caps coming into the 2012 playoffs, only to start all seven games against the defending Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins and complete the upset in overtime.
Holtby will be the Conn Smyth winner if the Caps win the Cup this season, however, the Kings have the best offense left in the West to take him on.
The Devils' franchise goalie, Marty Brodeur, has won three Stanley Cups in his Hall of Fame career, and if the veteran can anchor his team past the rest of the Eastern Conference the Kings will have an extremely difficult time against him.
The only weak goalie in the playoffs is the Philadelphia Flyers' Ilya Bryzgalov, who in fact has led a team to the Stanley Cup in the past. The Kings match up well with the Flyers, but I'd take Jonathan Quick over Bryzgalov any day.