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 reclaimed the save percentage lead from Corey Crawford after his 40-save performance in Game 2, with a .934 SV% for the postseason.
Toews has 11 points in 13 games, including four game winning goals.
Kopitar leads the playoffs with 19 points in 15 games and is winning 54 percent of his faceoffs.
4. Corey Crawford, Chicago Blackhawks
Crawford now leads the playoffs with a 1.90 GAA in 13 games, slightly ahead of Lundqvist (1.93).
5. Marian Gaborik, Los Angeles Kings
Gaborik leads all playoff scorers with nine goals in 15 games and is second in points with 15.
6. Martin St. Louis, New York Rangers
St. Louis has 11 points in 16 games, including five goals. Plus the emotional lift he gave the Rangers can’t be quantified.
7. P.K. Subban, Montreal Canadiens
Subban had 18 shot attempts in Game 2 but nothing to show for it, and was a minus-2.
8. Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks
The former Conn Smythe winner has six goals overall but was scoreless in Game 1.
9. Marian Hossa, Chicago Blackhawks
Just two goals, but he has 13 points in 13 games and is playing outstanding hockey in both ends of the rink.
10. Brad Richards, New York Rangers
The former Conn Smythe winner has 10 points in 16 games, including five goals.