Welcome to our Conn Smythe Watch, which chronicles the ever-changing race for playoff MVP. Keep in mind that we factor in the probability of a long playoff run into these choices. Who are the current favorites for playoff MVP? Glad you asked.
1. Tyler Johnson, Tampa Bay Lightning (2)
He scored the latest regulation goal in Lightning playoff history to win Game 3, giving him a playoffs-leading eight goals and 11 points overall. Johnson has three game-winning goals.
2. Corey Perry, Anaheim Ducks (1)
Scorey Perry has six goals and eight assists in seven games. How hum, a 2.00 PPG playoff average.
3. Braden Holtby, Washington Capitals (NR)
Holtby has a .950 save percentage and a 1.48 GAA in 10 games, carrying the Capitals through their series against Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers.
4. Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks (NR)
A month ago, we weren’t even sure Kane would play in the second round. Now he has 11 points in nine games, including six goals.
5. Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim Ducks (6)
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