Final Report Card for the Los Angeles Kings’ 2013-14 Season

For the second time in three seasons, the Los Angeles Kings are Stanley Cup champions.

In a postseason for the ages, Darryl Sutter’s team played 26 hard-fought games and prevailed in three seven-game series against the Western Conference’s best on the road to glory. In the fourth round alone, L.A. claimed three overtime victories before finally earning the right to hoist the Cup.

Now that the dramatic 2013-14 playoffs have come to a close, it’s time to look back on the season that was. The Kings have been graded on offense, defense, goaltending, special teams, coaching and overall performance.

If you’ve been paying attention to the Kings since the 2011-12 campaign, you’ll know that this club measures itself primarily with postseason success.

Consequently, this latest championship weighs heavily on the following grades.

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