Stanley Cup Playoffs Three Stars: Kings stay alive; Iginla plays OT hero for Bruins

Sean Leahy

No. 1 Star: Marian Gaborik, Justin Williams, Los Angeles Kings

The Kings fought off elimination by doubling up the San Jose Sharks 6-3 and forcing a Game 5 Saturday night at SAP Center. Gaborik and Williams each scored a pair, while Tyler Toffoli and Dustin Brown recorded two points apiece. 

No. 2 Star: Mikael Granlund, Minnesota Wild

Granlund may have set up Jared Spurgeon's opening goal of the game, but his heroics in the final minute are what helped the Wild edge the Colorado Avalanche 2-1 and even their series 2-2. Leading by a goal and trying to withstand Colorado's desperate attempts to tie the game, Granlund blocked three shots to help preserve the Game 4 victory:

No. 3 Star: Jarome Iginla, Boston Bruins

Iginla scored his first career playoff overtime goal as the Bruins came back from a 2-0 deficit to beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2. Boston now leads the series 3-1 and can close things out Saturday at TD Garden.

Honorable mention: New dads Pavel Datsyuk and Niklas Kronwall each had a goal and an assist in a losing effort for Detroit ... Charlie Coyle's third goal of the series for the Wild stood as the game winner ... Minnesota allowed a franchise-record low 12 shots against ... Jonathan Quick made 36 saves.

Did You Know? Western Conference home teams are now 15-1 in the first round. (AP)

Dishonorable mention: Colorado has been outshot 78-34 in the last two games ... Nine times teams have blown 2-0 leads in the first round this year ... Brad Marchand's going to have nightmares about a pair of missed opportunities, like this one in the first period: