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By Scott Wraight, SI.com

1. Marty Turco, Stars
Just when the Ducks had gotten back in the series with a Game 3 win, Turco comes to the rescue for the Stars -- turning aside 28 shots, and pitching a shutout for all but the final 7.6 seconds, to give Dallas a huge 3-1 series lead. What made Turcs' effort even more impressive was that he had three rookie backends playing in front of him.

2. Jeff Carter, Flyers
In addition to notching his second and third goals of the series, an assist and a whopping eight shots on goal, Carter provided high-end energy on both ends and was aggressive on the forecheck. Heading into Game 5, Carter had one goal and no assists, so this could get him going for Game 6 and possibly the next round.

3. Jose Theodore, Avs
He had 38 saves, with the majority of the spectacular variety coming when it mattered most -- the third period. From his toe save on Marian Gaborik to a impressive glove snag on Brian Rolston, Theodore has shown signs of his '02 Vezina form throughout this series. And to think it was Colorado which came in with questions in net.

Honorable mention: Kessel (Bruins), Green (Caps), Phaneuf (Flames), Cheechoo (Sharks), Upshall (Flyers)

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