The four-month NHL season moves into a critical stage.
Teams have set the table for the crucial part of the season with what they have done in January and February.
Now that teams are playing hockey in March, they can undo the damage of the first two months or continue to build on what they have done.
Bona fide superstars like Sidney Crosby and Steven Stamkos will continue to produce during March. Here's a look at eight players who will play vital roles in how their teams perform this month.