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Conn Smythe Watch: Who is the LA Kings' playoff MVP?

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By popular demand, Puck Daddy takes its Conn Smythe Watch from the evening Three Stars to every morning of the postseason. Keep in mind that we factor in the probability of a long playoff run into these choices. Who are the current favorites for playoff MVP? Glad you asked.

1. Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers

Lundqvist leads the playoffs with a 1.98 GAA and a .931 save percentage, helping the Rangers to within a win of the Stanley Cup Final.

2. Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles Kings

Kopitar leads the playoffs with 22 points in 18 games after getting two assists in Game 4. It's close, but he might have the edge in LA's MVP race.

3. Jeff Carter, Los Angeles Kings

Carter has 11 points in his last five games, and increased his point total to 20 in 18 games with his assist in Game 4.

4. Martin St. Louis, New York Rangers

St. Louis has 13 points in 18 games, including six goals. He won Game 4 in overtime.

5. Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles Kings

Quick has just a .911 save percentage and a 2.68 GAA, but he’s been a difference maker in the Western Conference Final.

6. Marian Gaborik, Los Angeles Kings

Gaborik’s Game 4 goal gave him 10 goals in 18 games, to lead the postseason.

7. Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks

Toews had an assist in Game 4 to give him 14 points in 16 games, but is one loss away from elimination.

8. Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings

Doughty now has 14 points in 18 games after his goal and an assist in Game 4.

9. Corey Crawford, Chicago Blackhawks  

Another rough game for Crawford, whose save percentage is down to .918 and his GAA is 2.34.

10. P.K. Subban, Montreal Canadiens

Subban has 13 points in 15 games, one behind Doughty for the playoff lead for defensemen.

 

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