Kukla's Korner

The Puck Stops Here

Playoff MVP

In the first round, I picked Sidney Crosby as the early playoff MVP.  Since then Crosby has had a mini-slump.  he has been held to one point in the last four games.  This leads me to pick another playoff MVP.  My selection is Jaroslav Halak of the Montreal Canadiens. 

Halak is the lone reason that Montreal remains alive in the playoffs.  He has a .933 saves percentage and 2.40 GAA so far in the playoffs.  He shut the door on the Washington Capitals by allowing only three goals in the final three games of the first round series.  That allowed Montreal to make a comeback and win the first round series.  Halak’s play has kept Montreal in their second round series against Pittsburgh so far.  Pittsburgh leads the series 3-2, which has Montreal on the ropes.  Nevertheless, Halak has played so well to be the current playoff MVP and he would likely remain the playoff MVP for a while after elimination were Montreal to lose their next game.

Filed in: | The Puck Stops Here | Permalink


Be the first to comment.

Add a Comment

Please limit embedded image or media size to 575 pixels wide.

Add your own avatar by joining Kukla's Korner, or logging in and uploading one in your member control panel.

Captchas bug you? Join KK or log in and you won't have to bother.


Notify me of follow-up comments?


Most Recent Blog Posts

About The Puck Stops Here

imageThe Puck Stops Here was founded during the 2004/05 lockout as a place to rant about hockey. The original site contains over 1000 posts, some of which were also published on FoxSports.com.

Who am I? A diehard hockey fan.

Why am I blogging? I want to.

Why are you reading it? ???

Email: y2kfhl@hotmail.com