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Conn Smythe Watch: Halak's to lose

He owned Round 1, and Montreal's Jaroslav Halak has maintained his stunning form

Updated: May 8, 2010, 2:43 PM ET
By Tom Awad | Puck Prospectus
Getty ImagesJaroslav Halak is battling Sidney Crosby in Round 2. The winner will have the Conn Smythe edge.

The Puck Prospectus metric GVT (goals versus threshold) allows us to compare players at every position to determine who the true leaders are. As we go through the second round, a hero from the first round is back at it: Montreal Canadiens G Jaroslav Halak is staying just ahead of Sid the Kid, backstopping the Habs brilliantly in their tight series with the Pens.