2013 NHL Playoffs Conn Smythe candidates

The leading contenders from the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks to take home the playoff MVP award.

Pittsburgh Penguins v Boston Bruins - Game Four

BOSTON, MA - JUNE 07: Nathan Horton #18 of the Boston Bruins handles the puck against Beau Bennett #19 of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the third period in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the TD Garden on June 7, 2013 in Boston, United States. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks shoots against the Detroit Red Wings in Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on May 15, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Red Wings 4-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

MCHICAGO, IL - MAY 15: Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks shoots against the Detroit Red Wings in Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on May 15, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Red Wings 4-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bryan Bickell #29 of the Chicago Blackhawks controls the puck and starts the counter attack after Mike Richards #10 of the Los Angeles Kings turned over the puck to Bickell in the high slot in the Blackhawks zone in the second period of Game One of the Western Conference Final during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at United Center on June 1, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The play resulted in a goal by teammate Marian Hossa #81. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

ïCHICAGO, IL - JUNE 01: Bryan Bickell #29 of the Chicago Blackhawks controls the puck and starts the counter attack after Mike Richards #10 of the Los Angeles Kings turned over the puck to Bickell in the high slot in the Blackhawks zone in the second period of Game One of the Western Conference Final during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at United Center on June 1, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The play resulted in a goal by teammate Marian Hossa #81. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)