By Jay Clemons, SI.com
1. Stephane Robidas, Dallas: Donning a protective mask more suited for lacrosse than hockey, Robidas, broken nose and all, beat Ducks goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere for the game-tying goal in the third period. Little did he know his power-play triumph would set off a four-goal explosion that simultaneously extinguished Anaheim's dreams of a repeat championship and marked the end of the Stars' five-year funk of getting past Round 1. For good measure, Robidas assisted in Stu Barnes' game-winning goal, just 52 seconds later.
2. Owen Nolan, Calgary: The former Sharks winger played a central role in forcing a Game 7 for Tuesday night, scoring the Flames' game-winning goal. For the score, Nolan -- who has one Stanley Cup title in his 18-year career (with Colorado in 1996) -- coolly corralled the rebound from Kristian Huselius's backhand shot and duped San Jose goalie Evgeni Nabokov stick-side at 11:33 of the first period.
3. Dan Ellis, Nashville: Think of this honor as more of a Round 1 Achievement Award than a reflection of pure Sunday greatness. Ellis turned away an eye-popping 225 shots in six games and was the redoubtable Predators MVP in a series dominated by the Red Wings, the Presidents' Trophy recipients. Unfortunately, Ellis's signature moment likely came in the form of Nicklas Lidstrom's skipping-stone goal from the near-center ice that evaded Ellis and officially punched Detroit's ticket for the second round.