2012 NHL Playoffs: 5 Heroes from the Kings vs. Canucks Series

The Kings did something that only four other teams in history have done. They ousted a Presidents' Trophy-winning team in the first round.

And they did it in spectacular fashion: a Game 5 overtime winner from an unlikely hero.

It was a series that was considered David versus Goliath, and David prevailed.

As with any playoff series, there were some real heroes who stepped up and played big when the team needed it. This series saw no shortage of heroes on both sides.

Here are a few which made the Vancouver-L.A. bout a memorable one.

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