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Every night someone different is stepping up for the Los Angeles Kings. Whether the first line led by Dustin Brown, the second led by Mike Richards, the third led by Jarrett Stoll or even the fourth line led by Colin Fraser, every group has made an impact.
The front line has been dominant with Dustin Brown, Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams leading the way. Brown and Kopitar have led the NHL this postseason with a 13 plus-minus rating speaking to their dominance on the ice leading to goals and positive play for the Kings. Add to the fact that all three men on the first line have nine assists, making this unit is not only a scoring threat but a dominate line willing to keep other players involved.
The second and third lines have played above expectations this postseason by scoring clutch goals for the Kings in the 2012 NHL playoffs. When the Los Angeles Kings needed big overtime goals to clinch series, Jarret Stoll and Dustin Penner answered the bell scoring huge goals to defeat the Vancouver Canucks and the Phoenix Coyotes respectively.
Let's not forget the play of rookie Dwight King who has scored five goals this postseason. His play has been greatly under appreciated speaking to the depth of the Kings roster. Winger Jeff Carter has meshed with the Kings offense perfectly during the 2012 NHL Playoffs adding another threat to the already potent Los Angeles Kings attack. Carter stepped up this postseason by adding a hat trick against Phoenix in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals.
The Kings have balance and will need to continue to receive contributions from every line. If all four lines continue to play to their potential, the Los Angeles Kings will win the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals.