Some reasons why Kings made playoffs

Some reasons why the Kings finally made the playoffs:

Anze Kopitar

Goals (34), assists (47), points (81) — career highs.

Ryan Smyth

Was in Stanley Cup finals (with Oilers). Stakes his ground in front of the net. Had 22 goals in 67 games.

Dustin Brown

Known for hard hits, soft-spoken leadership; had 24 goals and 56 points.

Michal Handzus

Had 20 goals and 42 points; lots of postseason experience.

Drew Doughty

Had 16 goals and 43 assists; a superb defender.

Rob Scuderi

A shutdown defender. In his first season with the Kings after winning the Cup with the Penguins.

Jonathan Quick

Young goalie kept them in it all season before showing signs of wear and tear.