No. 1 Star: Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens
The Habs were missing three players and were still stinging from the brutal injury to Lars Eller in their Game 1 loss. They needed a strong performance out of Price, and they got one: He made 29 saves in their 3-1 victory to even the series with the Ottawa Senators, 1-1.
No. 2 Star: Brent Burns, San Jose Sharks
He didn’t score a goal, but he factored in on two key ones. Burns tipped a point shot onto Roberto Luongo in the first period that led to Joe Thornton’s opening goal. Then, in overtime, Burns perfectly orchestrated a 2-on-1 with Raffi Torres, passing over to the Sharks forward for the game-winner at 5:31. San Jose won, 3-2, to take a 2-0 series lead.
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