Some players thrive in the NHL playoffs. They need the emotion to feed themselves. In other words, they need something to play for.
Each team that makes a deep run in the Stanley Cup playoffs every year has a player or two that comes alive. Philadelphia Flyers forward Claude Giroux was an example before they were eliminated in the second round. There are players that are turning heads in these playoffs as well.
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