Individual Playoff Surprises & Disappointments – Eastern Conference

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Ottawa Senators – Jean-Gabriel Pageau

May 22, 2013; Ottawa, ON, CAN; Ottawa Senators centre Jean-Gabriel Pageau (44) controls the puck in the third period in game four of the second round of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Scotiabank Place. The Penguins defeated the Senators by a score of 7-3. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

For a rookie to have an entire arena serenading him in a playoff game, you have done something special.  That was what happened to Pageau during his hat trick in game 4 against the Canadiens.  It was one of the most memorable moments of the season and maybe in the 20+ years of the franchise.  Now it is up to him to prove that he isn’t a flash in the pan and can handle the grind of an NHL season.