As the Bruins prepare for Game 1 against the Washington Capitals on Thursday night in Boston, they enter this postseason as defending Stanley Cup champions.
However, last year's Cup run wouldn't have been possible without surprise contributions from guys like Tyler Seguin or Michael Ryder who snuck in under the radar.
This year's team should be no different. With crazy amounts of depth up front on display all season long, the difference-maker could come from any number of different directions.
While the B's have known commodities in Patrice Bergeron, Rich Peverley, Milan Lucic and Brad Marchand, to name a few, one of the other guys on the roster might be the one who steps up his game when it matters most against the Caps.