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.
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.
Toews had two goals in Game 3, giving him eight for the playoffs and 13 points in 15 games. He’s also winning 56 percent of his faceoffs.
Carter has 10 points in his last four games, including four goals in his last two. Carter had 19 points overall.
4. Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles Kings
Kopitar leads the playoffs with 20 points in 17 games but was quiet again offensively in Game 3.
5. Martin St. Louis, New York Rangers
St. Louis has 13 points in 18 games, including six goals. One of them won Game 4 for the Rangers, putting them a win away from the Cup Final.
6. Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles Kings
Quick has just a .911 save percentage, but he’s winning games for the Kings and making key saves.
7. Corey Crawford, Chicago Blackhawks
After a bad Game 3, Crawford now has a 2.23 GAA and a .923 save percentage – stellar numbers, but down a bit from the previous round.
8. P.K. Subban, Montreal Canadiens
Subban now has 13 points in 15 games to move back into the lead for playoff scoring for defensemen.
9. Marian Gaborik, Los Angeles Kings
Gaborik still leads all playoff scorers with nine goals in 17 games.
10. Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings
Doughty has 12 points in 17 games and is a plus-6.