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Players Under Pressure This Postseason

Over at RLD Hockey today, I look at five players who wll be under a considerable amount of pressure to step up their games to the next level to help their respective clubs in the playoffs.

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Top 5 Players Under Pressure This Postseason
By Patrick Hoffman

When it comes to the Stanley Cup Playoffs, every single player needs to step up their game in order to try and get their team to the Finals for a chance to win the Cup. With that said, there are five players who will be under more pressure than others to perform when it matters most in this year’s playoffs:

1. Roberto Luongo, Vancouver Canucks
For the last few postseasons, the pressure has always been on Vancouver Canucks’ goaltender Roberto Luongo to perform.

It will be no different this season as the Canucks, the league’s President’s Trophy winner, are the favorites to win the Cup this season. Luongo has not been exactly stellar in the last two postseasons, especially against the Chicago Blackhawks, but did put together a great regular season.

As it turns out, the Canucks will end up facing the Blackhawks in the first round; so hopefully for the Canucks and their fans, their star netminder will be ready to raise his game to the next level.

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