No. 1 Star: Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks
The Blackhawks' captain continued to lead the way in Game 5 versus the Minnesota Wild, scoring his fourth game-winning goal of the postseason in a 2-1 Blackhawks victory:
No. 2 Star: Martin St. Louis, New York Rangers
On Mother's Day, just three days after losing his mother, St. Louis broke his seven-game scoring drought, potting the opening goal in a 3-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. He was emotional after the goal, snagging the puck, which he says he'll give to his father. The win forced a Game 7.
No. 3 Star: Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers
Lundqvist was nigh unbeatable for the Rangers, making 36 saves, including this one, on a Marcel Goc breakaway:
Honorable mention: Derick Brassard scored the Rangers' insurance goal, and he scored it with some great work in front of the net.
Did You Know? The Wild are now 5-0 at home and 1-6 on the road in the postseason. They should get that sorted out right away. Well, not right away. Not in Game 6. They should keep winning at home first to force a Game 7, then get it sorted.
Dishonorable mention: Clearly learning nothing from Shawn Thornton's fine for squirting a water bottle at P.K. Subban -- except to wait for a stoppage in play -- Henrik Lundqvist pulled the same stunt at the end of the second period. On Sidney Crosby!
For shame, Lundqvist.