By Scott Wraight, SI.com
1. Carey Price, Canadiens
Not only did the 20-year-old turn away all 27 shots he faced for his first playoff shutout, but he carried the Habs to within one win of advancing to the second round. I've run out of superlatives for this kid, who is trying to become the third rookie goalie to lead the Canadiens to a Stanley Cup, following Ken Dryden and Patrick Roy. Not shabby company.
2. Daniel Briere, Flyers
This is exactly why the Flyers brought in Briere. His two-goal, one-assist showing in Tuesday's Game 3 win was nothing new, as the veteran forward now has four goals and six points in the series. In fact, no player has more postseason points in the past three years. Sure, he got booed often during the regular season, but all we be forgotten by the Flyer faithful if he continues to produce like this.
3. Chris Pronger, Ducks
The Ducks were basically in a must-win situation for Tuesday's Game 3 in Big D, and the captain delivered with two power-play goals and an assist. Pronger headed into the game with zero points and five shots on goal. Considering Dallas' postseason play at home (1-7 in last eight), the Ducks are most definitely back in this series.
Honorable mention: Thomas (Bruins) Salei (Avs), Komisarek (Habs), Carter (Flyers), Morrow (Stars)