The San Jose Sharks' recent success has propelled them into third place in the Western Conference standings.
Antti Niemi has been a revelation in the recent past and credit to the goaltender is certainly due.
Logan Couture, however, has been an integral part of the Sharks all season long.
It's difficult to figure the Sharks' position in the standings if not for the highly skilled rookie and all of the attributes that he possesses.
Here's a look at some of the key factors that Logan Couture will bring to the table in the postseason. Without them, the Sharks, pardon the pun, will be dead in the water.