NEW YORK -- There are certain players who elevate their games at the most opportune times during the playoffs. Danny Briere always seems to find a way to score the big goal. Last spring, Nathan Horton scored some of the biggest goals for the Boston Bruins on their way to raising the Cup. Both players became labeled as clutch, as high a compliment as you can pay an athlete. It's a word that resurfaced in the New Jersey Devils' dressing room following another big-time performance by rookie Adam Henrique in Game 4.
"He's obviously a clutch player for us," said Devils teammate Travis Zajac.
Henrique is building a case that makes Zajac's point hard to argue. And if so, it immediately makes a guy like Henrique a player every team would love to add for a playoff run.
But can clutch be measured? Can it be scouted? Does it even exist?
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