10 NHL Players Who Must Step Up Down the Stretch in 2015-16 Season

April 3rd, 2016 by Lyle Richardson Leave a reply »
As the NHL regular season winds down, teams jockeying for playoff positions need their best players to rise to the occasion. Several notable stars, such as New York Rangers center Eric Staal (pictured above), have struggled in recent weeks. 

Staal faces a unique situation of adapting to a new team following a late-season trade. Like everyone on this list, however, he's trying to regain his dominant form. Some on this list are top scorers who've gone cold down the stretch. Others are goaltenders trying to backstop their clubs into the postseason.

The following slideshow examines 10 players who must step up over the remainder of the regular season. Do you think we missed someone? Is there a player on this list you don't believe belongs here? Express your views in the comments section below.

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