Darren Eliot
Monday May 18th, 2009

1. Dan Cleary - With two goals, Cleary was the scoring star. His first goal of the game that tied it after the Blackhawks had struck first was a timely momentum antidote.

2. Chris Osgood - Thirty saves in all, and many tough ones early on and once his team went ahead 3-2. Osgood delivered another sterling situational start, meaning his saves were timely and his focus impeccable given the mental and physical grind of going the distance in the previous round.

3. Nick Lidstrom - The Captain's work, along with partner Brian Rafalski, against the Blackhawks top line, featuring Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, was masterful. The two hotshot 'Hawks never got untracked against Lidstrom, who was seemingly everywhere, jumping passing plays at precisely the right moment.

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