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Through three rounds of action in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, here are the top contenders for the Conn Smythe Trophy, which is given annually to the NHL’s postseason MVP.1. Jonathan Quick, KingsWhen you look at his peripheral stats – 1.54 goals-against average, .946 save percentage – Quick has been the best goaltender in these playoffs. When you look at his overall play – featuring countless highlight reel saves like this one – Quick has further proved he’s been the toughest goaltender to beat in these playoffs. Did I mention he has been good this postseason?Usually the biggest argument for MVP’s, regular season or postseason, is what the team would without that individual player. Would the Kings be in the Stanley Cup final without Quick? Maybe. With the way the team has played in front of him, probably. But they certainly wouldn’t have made it look easy against Vancouver, St. Louis and Phoenix without Quick’s stellar play between the pipes.Quick has been the best player this sp...
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