1. Jonas Hiller, Ducks: There'll be plenty of discussion about the puck that slid by him in the dying moments only to be negated by a premature whistle and that's too bad. Hiller may have been lucky on that one but he again was the best player on the ice, keeping an overwhelmed Anaheim team in the game while it was being outshot 35-9 over the final two periods. He was especially sharp on Detroit's final power play opportunity, coming up with five stops to preserve the win.
2. Henrik Sedin, Canucks: The slick playmaker created a number of chances that his mates failed to capitalize on, so he finally took matters into his own hands. His goal midway through the second was no thing of beauty, but it gave Vancouver a lead they actually managed to defend.
3. Mikael Samuelsson, Red Wings: The puck seemed to be on -- and off -- his stick all night. Samuelsson's nine shots were tops in the game, so no surprise that it was a rebound of one of his late second-period bids that Henrik Zetterberg banged home for Detroit's lone tally.