Ranking the 10 Greatest Playoff Performers in NHL History

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Ranking the 10 Greatest Playoff Performers in NHL History
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National Hockey League fans, rejoice! Another chase for the Stanley Cup is upcoming, presenting an opportunity for players from across the world to step up into the spotlight.

The sport's history is filled with phenomenal performances at the highest level. The postseason provides a proving ground for greats, ultimately shaping the legacies of legends.  

In recent years, we've seen Sidney Crosby and Tim Thomas rise to the occasion as team catalysts en route to Stanley Cup glory. Perhaps we're on the verge of watching another athlete elevate his skill set on game's grandest stage. 

The Stanley Cup is earned as a team, but powerhouse individual performances have made the ultimate difference on several occasions. When superstars surge to the finish line in dominant fashion, their heroics are filed in the NHL annals of greatness, revered forever.

Here's a look at 10 NHL players who always embraced the postseason spotlight. Each refused to be denied in the playoffs on the way to winning multiple Stanley Cup titles.

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