1. Antti Niemi, Blackhawks. Forty-four saves are reason enough for Niemi to receive top billing but 18 saves in the third period gave his team a chance to win. The Sharks did not find the Antti-dote for their Niemi-sis.
2. Dustin Byfuglien, Blackhawks. The call him Big Buff because of his girth on this night, an overtime game winner give new meaning to the big moniker as he scored a goal in his fourth straight playoff game.
3. Patrick Marleau, Sharks. By far the most dangerous Shark player for the entire evening, he scored twice including the dramatic game-tying goal in the third. He now has points in seven straight but the offense came up short in the overall because it was Marleau or bust.
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