Role players dwell in the shadows of stars, but have a way of finding the spotlight in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Alec Martinez (left), a solid but undersung puck-moving blueliner who produced 11 goals and 22 points in 61 regular season games delivered five goals and 10 points in 26 playoff matches, including two of the most significant tallies in Kings' history. The first ended an epic seven-game Western Conference Finals series vs. the defending champion Chicago Blackhawks, the other secured L.A.'s second Cup in three years in double overtime of Game 5 vs. the New York Rangers. Martinez started the title-winning rush and passed to teammate Kyle Clifford. The rebound came back to Martinez, and the rest was, as they often say, history. Here's a look at some other notable unexpected playoff heroes of the past.