Now's the time for unlikely heroes
Last spring's revelation was
Right now, the Vancouver Canucks seem to have a lock on the proverbial secondary scoring contributors.
If the Canucks' trio of options makes them a legitimate Cup contender, the Northwest Division rival Edmonton Oilers are hoping that someone of the same ilk gets hot for them just so they can make the playoffs. They need a
Pisani has missed most of this season due to a fractured ankle suffered in mid-November. But, maybe he will be the one who shines again as the Oilers make their annual push. He scored in their game against Colorado on Thursday night, his second goal in 10 games back from the IR. If not Pisani, a guy who fits the mold of an under-the-radar key contributor is
In the Eastern Conference, the New Jersey Devils have had so many storylines to follow.
For the Montreal Canadiens, a return from injury by players such as
It seems to happen every year, unlikely heroes emerge when springtime breeds hope all around the NHL and lesser lights shine the brightest.