In this roundup for Round 2 of the Stanley Cup playoffs, I will examine which players have to step it up for their respective teams.
Factors such as grit, consistency, experience, playoff production and season production play an in-depth role in figuring out who has to step up their game. This can be the difference between a berth into the conference finals and perhaps further on.
For every team, I will mention one player (sometimes maybe more) that can play a defining role in their teams' success.
Cheers and enjoy!