Few sports offer single players a better opportunity to dominate a playoff series and dramatically change his team's odds in their favor like hockey does.
One of the main reasons the Stanley Cup playoffs are so entertaining is that unlike the other professional sports, playoff seeding means very little. A No. 8 seed has taken a No.1 seed to Game 7 seven times. Home-ice advantage can be taken away very easily.
As human beings, it is in our nature to root for the underdog. We want to see the little guy win, because that's what we all are, right? The little guy.
One player can change a series in the blink of an eye. Here are the five players left standing in Lord Stanley's playoffs who are most capable of being that series-changer.