NHL Playoffs 2012: 5 Unsung Heroes on the Los Angeles Kings

The playoff dominance of the Los Angeles Kings has been well documented. Dustin Brown and Jonathan Quick are MVP candidates, while Anze Kopitar, Mike Richards, and Drew Doughty have gained wide recognition for their play in the postseason.

However, there are a number of relatively unknown players who have made significant contributions to the Kings' playoff run. They may not be the most talented players, but they consistently do the little things needed to win 16 games in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Here are five role players who have helped make the Kings a nearly unbeatable playoff team. 

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