Parise was in on every goal for the Wild, save their second empty-netter, in a 5-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche in Game 6. He opened the scoring less than a minute into the first, scored the game-winner, and picked up assists on Mikael Granlund's goal and Jason Pominville's all-important empty-netter. Parise now leads the postseason with 10 points.
No. 2 Star: Evgeni Malkin, Pittburgh Penguins
After five scoreless games, Malkin made up for lost time in Game 6 versus the Columbus Blue Jackets, scoring three times on a game-high six shots in a 4-3 win. The Penguins needed all 3, too, after Columbus chipped away at the four-goal lead and nearly tied the game. Here's the trick:
Kopitar scored twice in the Kings' 4-1 win over the San Jose Sharks. After Justin Williams made it 2-1 with his second of the night, the Kopitar twisted the knife, scoring two more in short order to put the game out of reach. His first was some great hand-eye:
Kopitar was also instrumental in a second-period penalty-kill on a 5-on-3, proving why he deserved that Selke nomination with some incredible defensive work.
Honorable mention: Fedor Tyutin had a goal and an assist for the Columbus Blue Jackets..
Did You Know? Justin Williams has 7 goals in 8 elimination games for the Kings.
Dishonorable mention: You squander a 3-0 series lead and you get put here, Sharks... Paul Stastny is gonna get so fined for this bit of stickwork.
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- Evgeni Malkin
- Anze Kopitar
- Colorado Avalanche
- Jason Pominville