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Los Angeles Kings
Jeff Carter—He is one of the most unique performers in the NHL. Carter is a big-time goal scorer from the center position. Most centers like to focus on dishing the puck and giving their wings a chance to score goals, but Carter had just seven assists to go with his 26 goals in the regular season.
He scored three goals and did not have an assist in the first round. Carter has a laser-fast release on his wrist shot.
Anze Kopitar—He is probably the Kings' best all-around offensive player. Kopitar did not have a great season, but he appeared to be coming out of it in the first round with a goal and three assists.
Kopitar will gladly take an elbow and hang in there in order to get a key shot on goal. He's a solid skater and quite creative with the puck.
San Jose Sharks
Joe Pavelski—When the Sharks need a key goal in the third period or later, the puck seems to find its way to "Little Joe." Look for Pavelski to swoop into the slot and fire a vicious wrister or pick up a tough rebound. He had four goals and four assists against the Canucks.
Logan Couture—Another hard-edged and skilled player who seems to get better when the Sharks have a lot on the line. Couture has an array of moves, and he also had eight points in the first-round win. Look for Couture to cause problems for the Kings defense.