Jarret Stoll sacrifices for bigger goal

Updated: May 18, 2012, 9:31 AM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

LOS ANGELES -- Jarret Stoll's world changed on June 23. He was essentially demoted.

The blockbuster acquisition of Mike Richards meant Stoll was no longer the No. 2 center on the Los Angeles Kings.

Fast-forward 11 months and Stoll has never played better hockey in his career, and the No. 3 center has the Kings one victory away from its first Stanley Cup finals appearance in 19 years.

"When he's slotted right where he is, he's awesome like that," Kings coach Darryl Sutter said.

Certainly ...

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