The NHL playoffs start next week, and every participating team has that one player that needs to perform well or prove himself for the team to succeed. Some of the players on higher-ranked teams might be under more pressure because they have the higher expectations of winning the Stanley Cup; teams in seventh or eighth are under less pressure because no one really expects them to win anything.
As the playoffs begin, teams will count on these players to perform and if they don't, it could be a quick way to elimination.
Who are these players? Let's find out.