Who’s a more valuable playmaker?
Joe Thornton’s playoff failures have become the stuff of legend and there considerable pressure on his wide shoulders to carry the San Jose Sharks to their first Stanley Cup Final after so years of coming up short. His playmaking skills, especially on the power play, cannot be overlooked, however. He has four assists while on the man-advantage. Anze Kopitar scored only one goal during the first round for the Kings, but he had three assists and was as steady as ever in the other facets of the game.