2010 NHL Playoffs: Five Players That Stepped Up in Round Two

May 12th, 2010 by Eric LaForge Leave a reply »
Every year a new story begins in April and ends in June. Each time it's written differently. It will have new twists, new characters, and new champions. I am of course talking about the playoffs.

And, like every story, the NHL playoffs has a few heroes. But who are those key players? What did they accomplish? And how is it that they were able to rise above the other players in the same situation?

Here are five "characters" that made a huge splash in chapter two of the NHL playoffs.


5. Johan Franzen: F, Detroit Red Wings

Although the Red Wings were completely outplayed by the San Jose Sharks, Johan Franzen was a force to be reckoned with.

With their backs against the wall, Detroit came into a desperate Game Four where they were down 3-0 in the series. And Franzen responded. He came only a couple of seconds away from setting the record for the fastest hat trick in the NHL and ended up scoring four goals in the game.

Although this didn't make a huge difference in the series, it did resonate with Red Wing fans. Franzen gave some much needed momentum to a depleted Wings team and finally gave the f ...

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