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 has a .931 save percentage for the postseason, tied with Corey Crawford for tops in the playoffs. The Rangers are playing for the conference crown because of him.
Kopitar leads the playoffs with 19 points in 14 games and is a plus-8. He had a goal and an assist in Game 7.
Toews has 10 points in 12 games and leads the playoffs with four game-winning goals.
4. P.K. Subban, Montreal Canadiens
Subban leads the Habs and all NHL defenseman in scoring for the postseason with four goals and eight assists, skating 26:48 per game on average.
5. Marian Gaborik, Los Angeles Kings
Gaborik leads all playoff scorers with nine goals after scoring in Game 7.
6. Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens
Price has a .926 save percentage, and once again faces Lundqvist after their gold medal battle last February.
7. Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks
The former Conn Smythe winner has three game-winning goals and two overtime goals, tallying six goals overall.
8. Corey Crawford, Chicago Blackhawks
Crawford now leads the playoffs with a 1.97 GAA in 12 games and is tied with Lundqvist in save percentage.
9. Brendan Gallagher, Montreal Canadiens
Gallagher had two assists in Game 7 and now has four goals, five assists and a whole lot of agitation in the postseason.
10. Martin St. Louis, New York Rangers
He has eight points in 14 games, but has become the heart and soul of this Rangers team.