No. 1 Star: David Krejci, Boston Bruins
Krejci scored twice in the second period 3:40 apart to help the Bruins take a 3-2 lead over the Toronto Maple Leafs. In overtime, Krejci completed his hat trick at 13:06 to give Boston a 4-3 win and a 3-1 series lead. Tuukka Rask made 45 saves. Zdeno Chara led all players in time on ice with 33:09 and assisted on all four Boston goals.
No. 2 Star: Nick Bonino, Anaheim Ducks
Just 1:54 into overtime was all that the Ducks and Bonino needed to put the Detroit Red Wings on the brink of elimination with a 3-2 victory. Bonino's goal was his third of the series, tying him with Ryan Getzlaf for the Ducks' team lead.
No. 3 Star: Jeff Carter, Los Angeles Kings
Carter scored his second and third goals of the playoffs to pace the Kings to a 2-1 lead over the St. Louis Blues early in the third period. After the Blues knotted it up late in regulation, Slava Voynov's two-way play helped create the winning goal he would score for a 3-2 win, giving the Kings a 3-2 series lead. Jonathan Quick made 34 saves. Anze Kopitar and Mike Richards finished with a pair of assists.
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