Five players under most pressure
1. Ilya Kovalchuk, New Jersey Devils By the end of the regular season, Kovalchuk was nearing the 800-game mark in his career and yet has played in just nine playoff games. He has never played in the second round, and after a season that saw him impress teammates and opponents alike with his selflessness and commitment to a team game, Kovalchuk is hoping this spring marks his first real playoff run.
2. Mike Richards, Los Angeles KingsThe Philadelphia Flyers look like the early winners ...
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