Nobody feels worse than Steve Bernier after his major boarding penalty helped the Kings take control of Game 6 on Monday night and win the Stanley Cup. It might be unfair, but his name will now be lumped in the group of those who have committed notable playoff blunders.

The larger lesson, though, is that the others shown in the slideshow below didn't vanish after their miscue. All continued to make significant hockey contributions and didn't let one bad moment define them.

Bernier might have trouble appreciating that overview with the sting of defeat and the pangs of guilt still fresh. But here's proof that you can not only move on but move up:

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