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Wojtek Wolski, New York Rangers: Lots of blame to go around if the Rangers collapse out of the playoffs on the final weekend of the regular season for the second straight year. Marian Gaborik's one-shot effort in a crushing loss Thursday to Atlanta comes to mind. But with Ryan Callahan out with a broken ankle, the Rangers need someone to step up and one might have thought this would be a good spot for Wolski to shine. Or not. Although he was good in the Rangers' come-from-behind win Monday against Boston, Wolski has simply not delivered the goods since coming over at the trade deadline, failing to score in his past 17 games for the Rangers. Maybe there was a reason the Coyotes were happy to dump Wolski, just as there was a reason the Avalanche were happy to move him a year ago.
Dustin Penner, Los Angeles Kings: Speaking of stepping up, the Kings have secured a playoff berth and still have designs on home-ice advantage in the first round, but they're going to need someone to jump into the breech given the absence of top-six forwards Justin Williams and Anze Kopitar, both lost long term to injury. Memo to Dustin Penner, that would be you. Penner has taken more than a little time to get adjusted to the Kings since coming over at the trade deadline from Edmonton. The big forward has gone without a goal in 11 straight games and has just one assist over that period. That kind of production spells one-and-done for the Kings.