1. Dave Bolland, Blackhawks: How's this for a statistic: Since Bolland returned to the Chicago lineup in Game 4 against Vancouver, he has two goals, four assists and a plus-6 defensive rating. Vancouver's Sedin twins -- Daniel and Henrik, very often the target of Bolland's checking attention -- have a combined two goals, one assist and a stunning minus-13 in the same three games. Bolland, who had a goal and assist in Sunday's 4-3 overtime thriller over the Canucks, has been that much of an impact player for the Blackhawks. Chicago is now just one victory away from becoming only the fourth team in NHL history to come back to win a series after being down 3-0.
2. James Van Riemsdyk, Flyers: How's this for a another statistic: In 21 playoff games with Philadelphia last season, Van Riemsdyk put 41 shots on goal -- three of which went in. In six games of this year's postseason, he's got 38 shots on net ... with three scores. He had 10 more shots in Philly's desperation overtime victory on Buffalo ice. JVR was rewarded with one goal, a tying marker early in the second period. His increased production has been just what Philly coach Peter Laviolette needed, especially after his bench became shortened with the loss of Jeff Carter up front. He'll need to do it again Tuesday in his second career seventh game of a playoff series. His only other one came last year in Boston, when he scored the Flyers' first goal in their successful comeback from a 3-0 game -- and series -- deficit.
3. David Legwand, Predators: Nope, you couldn't have scripted that one better. Nashville's original first draft pick, Legwand, gets the empty-netter to seal the Predators' first playoff series victory. The second overall pick in the 1998 draft, Legwand had lived through all five of Nashville's previous playoff disappointments -- and taken plenty of personal criticism over the years for not living up to his billing. Legwand isn't just getting a sympathetic, feel-good star here, either. He led his team with five shots on goal and also won 12-of-20 faceoffs. When he deposited the puck into the vacant Anaheim goal with 9.2 seconds left, he and Predators fans could finally dance in the streets of Music City.
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