For fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs, it's been a long time coming.
The Leafs haven't made the postseason in a decade, and may finally be punching their ticket to the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time in the shootout era.
But once the gauntlet does arrive, things won't be easy for the Leafs.
They'll be playing against some of the Eastern Conference's top talent and could match up with the Boston Bruins, a team that has given them nightmares over the past few seasons.
In order for the Leafs to achieve playoff success, they'll need to receive contributions from more than just the usual cast.
Here are three Leafs that could be "X-Factors" for the team this postseason.