Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 11/4/14

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 15: Justin Williams (R) #14 of the Los Angeles Kings talks with Ryan Smyth #94 during the game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Staples Center on September 15, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The Kings defeated the Coyotes 4-3. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Justin Williams, Dustin Penner, Rob Scuderi and Colin Fraser have traveled this path before, feeling their confidence grow faster than their playoff beards as their respective teams marched to the Stanley Cup championship. Williams emerged as a scoring threat with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006 and added seven postseason goals in 25 games as they defeated Edmonton in the Cup finals. Penner made a splash by scoring 29 goals for the Ducks in 2007 and teamed with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry on the "Kid Line," adding size and production to a deep, dominant team. Scuderi became known as "the Piece" during the Pittsburgh Penguins' 2009 triumph. He got the nickname after he misspoke while intending to say he was just one piece of that powerful team, but his shot-blocking skills lent a lot of truth to that label. And Fraser played only three games of the Chicago Blackhawks' 2010 Cup run, but role players have a way of asserting themselves at key times, as he is doing this spring with th...
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