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By Allan Muir, SI.com 

1. Joe Pavelski, Sharks: He was a non-factor for 61 minutes, but scoring the OT winner in an elimination game earns Pavelski a free pass into the first-star slot. It was a nifty individual effort, too, with Pavelski stripping the puck along the boards from Antti Miettinen, and curling through the middle past Nicklas Grossman before launching a wrister that sailed over Marty Turco's glove.

2. Jeremy Roenick, Sharks: The aging star may not have much left in the tank, but he's saved his best efforts in these playoffs for when they've mattered most. Roenick was a monster in the third period comeback, setting up Brian Campbell's tying goal with a brilliant stretch pass, and unleashing a demon forecheck in the Dallas zone that recalled his glory days with the Blackhawks.

3. Brenden Morrow, Stars: If not for video review, Morrow might have had a hat trick ... and the Stars might be preparing for a flight to Detroit instead of Game 6 against the Sharks. The author of Dallas' second goal put two more pucks behind Evgeni Nabokov that would have stretched the lead, but both failed to meet the league's standards. Though he didn't get credit for the markers, they stand in evidence of his constant and dangerous presence around the San Jose net.

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