By Blake Sebring
of The News-Sentinel
At the end of his 15th professional season, P.C. Drouin was not expected to be the 10th or extra forward during the Komets' playoff run. After all, he was their leading scorer in last year's playoffs and was the third-leading scorer on the team this season before sitting out the last two weeks to rest.
“I would probably rather play more obviously, but I kind of view it as a challenge to find a way back into the regular lineup,” Drouin said. “I've definitely got more energy so every time I go out there I can fly around and do more whatever is needed, if I'm playing the wing, the penalty kill or the power play for 35-to-40 seconds. It has ended up working out well.”
The left wing has been perfect as a 10th forward because he can play on any line in any situation, and he's been through every tension-filled playoff spot imaginable, usually as one of the players on the ice in the final moments. Despite the infrequent ice time, he scored two goals during the three-game sweep of Bloomington in the first round.
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