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Five series-changing rookies

Updated: April 9, 2012, 1:05 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

1. Matt Read, Philadelphia FlyersThe 25-year-old rookie winger has an all-around game that adheres well to the rigors of playoff hockey. Coach Peter Laviolette trusts Read enough that he handed him key penalty-killing time this season as well as some minutes on the second power-play unit. That won't change for the postseason. The four-year grad from Bemidji State University is as mature as rookies get. The playoffs shouldn't faze him.

"I've never been in the NHL playoffs, so you just listen ...

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