No. 1 Star: Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens
Price recorded his fourth career playoff shutout (with a little help from David Desharnais) with a 26-save night during a 4-0 win over the Boston Bruins. The win forces a Game 7 Wednesday at TD Garden.
No. 2 Star: Devante Smith-Pelly, Anaheim Ducks
DSP scored twice in a 1:23 span in the second period as the Ducks built a 4-1 lead before hanging on for a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings. Anaheim now leads the series 3-2 as the series shifts back to Staples Center.
No. 3 Star: John Gibson, Anaheim Ducks
Gibson was stellar again for the Ducks, stopping 39 saves for his second career postseason win.
Honorable mention: Marian Gaborik scored two of LA's three goals and leads all NHL players with eight in the postseason ... Max Pacioretty scored his first goal since Game 4 against Tampa Bay and added an assist ... Thomas Vanek scored twice... Habs rookie Nathan Beaulieu made his NHL debut, registering an assist and 13:25 of ice time ... Tuukka Rask may have gotten the loss, but he did his best to keep the Canadiens off the board, like with this goal line stick save on Brendan Gallagher:
Did You Know?: The Kings will face their fifth elimination game this postseason on Wednesday.
Dishonorable mention: Nothing but love between the Habs and Bruins:
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