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By Allan Muir, SI.com

1. Brad Richards, Stars: Ever wonder why Richards gets $7.8 million a year? It's because of nights like this. With the Stars playing short a center to accommodate a seventh defenseman in the lineup, Richards stepped into the breach with a performance that may have scuttled the Sharks' season. He knotted the game at two 32 seconds into the third period, then assisted on Dallas' next three goals to lead the Stars to a 5-2 win and a two-game sweep in San Jose. The performance solidified Richards' reputation as the ultimate postseason road warrior. He now has 12 goals and 32 points in his last 21 playoff road games.

2. Marc-Andre Fleury, Penguins: New York's Henrik Lundqvist was tested more often, but Fleury managed to do something he couldn't: stop ‘em all. Fleury looked poised and confident in stopping 26 Rangers shots, especially in the first when the Pens spent eight minutes in the box.

3. Marty Turco, Stars: It was another spectacular effort from Turco, who seems to shed demons nightly in these playoffs. With 29 saves on 31 shots, he gave his teammates the saves that they needed him to make. But it was his puck handling ability that negated San Jose's dump-and-chase tactics and left the Sharks without recourse while Dallas rang up four goals in the third period.

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