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Not The Best Regular Season But The Playoffs Could Be Different

from Kevin Allen of USA TODAY,

Here are five players who should have a greater impact in the playoffs than they had in the regular season:

T.J. Oshie, Washington Capitals: Undermined by a concussion, Oshie has gone from 33 goals last season to 12 goals now. He has netted one goal in his last 32 games. Oshie’s hard-to-the-net style has always served him well in the postseason when there is less room to navigate. He has 10 goals and 22 points in 25 playoff games for Washington.

Ryan Kesler, Anaheim Ducks: Kesler's season began Dec. 27 because of offseason hip surgery, and it has taken him time to find his rhythm, with six goals and nine points in 31 games. But he should be ready to be his usual beastly presence in the postseason. Few players, if any, are more difficult to play against. Kesler has 24 goals and 63 points in 97 playoff games.

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