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1. Ryan Malone, Penguins: The refugee from the team's lean years got the Pens off to flying start by redirecting a hard Sidney Crosby pass for a power play tally only 2:30 into the first period. A little more than seven minutes later, Malone set up Evgeni Malkin with a nifty pass off a behind-the-net battle with Flyer netminder Martin Biron. Malone's second tally of the game, mid-way through the second period, made it 4-0 and sparked the rout.

2. Marian Hossa, Penguins: Emphatically shedding all doubts about his ability to produce when it really matters, the winger delivered a bucketful of points: three assists, including one on the Pens' opening goal, and a one-timer tally of his own at 8:24 of the second period that gave them a 3-0 lead.

3. Marc-Andre Fleury, Penguins: The 23-year old netminder was rock solid and locked in, even as the Pens poured it on and he had every temptation to let his concentration wander. While recording his third shutout of the postseason, Fleury made 21 saves, the most pivotal being a second period dazzler off Daniel Briere and then Scott Hartnell's rebound attempt, that preserved the Pens' 2-0 lead and blunted any hope the Flyers had of getting back into the game and making it a battle.

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