1. Tim Thomas, Bruins: The Boston goaltender registered a career-best 52 saves and now has an 8-0 lifetime mark in Philly. Those are some scary numbers. What a performance!
2. James van Riemsdyk, Flyers: It was as dominant a performance by a big man up front as I've witnessed in some time. Somewhere in Slovakia, Blue Jackets star Rick Nash is watching the highlights and saying, "Hey, that looks a lot like me, if I was in the playoffs."
3. David Krejci, Bruins: Thanks to his game-winning goal in overtime, Boston enjoys a commanding 2-0 lead in the East semifinals. Krejci is having a much better series than Round 1, getting things done offensively and handling the puck in the middle of the ice. His overtime goal, in turn, is the true definition of "getting it done".
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