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Conn Smythe Watch: Halak at the top

After authoring an historic upset, Montreal's Jaroslav Halak holds down the No. 1 spot

Updated: April 30, 2010, 11:39 AM ET
By Tom Awad | Puck Prospectus
Jaroslav HalakAP Photo/Nick WassJaroslav Halak stood on his head in the first round, so this title is not a shocker.

The Puck Prospectus metric GVT (goals versus threshold) allows us to compare players at every position to determine who the true leaders are. In the first round, our eyes and the numbers match up: Montreal Canadiens G Jaroslav Halak was the top player, backstopping the Habs back from a 3-1 series deficit to upset the Washington Capitals.


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