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By Allan Muir, SI.com

1. Brad Stuart, Red Wings: Someday, the pair of draft picks Detroit gave up at the deadline to acquire Stuart from the Kings may mature into players who make an impact in the Stanley Cup finals. Maybe. In the meantime, the Wings are thrilled with the price they paid to add Stuart, who had his finest game with the team at a most opportune moment. The veteran defender made a smart read on a neutral-zone turnover, breaking down the weak side to take advantage of the open ice before blasting a slapper past Marc-Andre Fleury for the game's first and decisive goal. He later added an assist on Valtteri Filppula's insurance marker and delivered a disciplined physical game, leading Detroit with five hits.

2. Valtteri Filppula, Red Wings: His individual effort to beat both Kris Letang and Fleury culminated in a spectacular goal that conjured up visions of Bobby Orr's legendary 1970 Cup clincher. Earlier in the game, Filppula delivered a crisp, cross-ice pass that found Stuart in the open, setting him up for the game-winner.

3. Chris Osgood, Red Wings: Ozzie stopped 22 shots to become just the fourth goalie in history to post back-to-back shutouts to start the Stanley Cup finals. He's now stopped all 41 shots he's faced in the series and upped his goalless streak to 135.57. It was the 12th playoff whitewashing of his career, giving him another franchise record to go along with most playoff wins.

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