5 players carrying the freight

Updated: April 14, 2014, 4:45 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

Some players will be feeling the pressure of expectations more than others during these Stanley Cup playoffs. Here are five:

1. Ryan Miller, St. Louis Blues

When the Blues acquired the former Vezina Trophy winner and 2010 Olympic tournament MVP, the widespread belief was that they had found the missing link, the final piece to the long-awaited Stanley Cup puzzle. But the storyline has taken an abrupt turn in the final days of the regular season, with the Blues relinquishing ...

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