Campbell Conference Final

May 17, 1993

Maple Leafs (44-29-11)

vs. Kings (39-35-10)

Season series: Maple Leafs, 2-1-1

Maple Leafs outlook: Toronto is seeking its first Stanley Cup since 1967 and is in its first semifinal since 1978. C Doug Gilmour (six goals, 16 assists in playoffs) has done everything the Maple Leafs possibly could ask -- score, check and lead -- and could spend a lot of time matched up against Wayne Gretzky's line after defusing the Red Wings' Steve Yzerman in the opening round. Rookie G Felix Potvin has played like a veteran and been supported by an unheralded but reliable defense and good checking by the forwards -- a trademark of coach Pat Burns.

Kings outlook: Los Angeles played run-and-gun to make the semifinals for the first time despite allowing 52 goals in 12 games. C Wayne Gretzky, healthy and rested, leads all playoff scorers (eight goals, 15 assists) and is getting plenty of help from veterans such as LW Tomas Sandstrom (six, 10), RW Jari Kurri (six, six) and LW Luc Robitaille (five, seven). Gretzky is the only player in NHL history who's the all-time playoff scoring leader for two teams (Kings and Oilers). G Kelly Hrudey appears to have won the starting job for now; he was good enough to go 4-1 against Vancouver.

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