In recent years, it's been a case of Jekyll and Hyde for the Los Angeles Kings' special teams.
The penalty kill is often dominant, limiting the opposition's scoring chances and sometimes even creating offense of its own. Meanwhile, the power play has had its struggles. This was especially true during the 2012 playoffs, but that didn't prevent the Kings from hoisting their first Stanley Cup.
There have been no major changes to L.A.'s lineup yet this offseason, although up-and-comers like Tyler Toffoli could earn more power-play time this year.
With that said, here is what to love and hate about the Kings' special teams heading into the 2013-14 season.
Stats courtesy of NHL.com.