NHL Playoffs 2012: 1st-Round Studs and Duds

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NHL Playoffs 2012: 1st-Round Studs and Duds
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The first week of the playoffs has come and gone and there are certainly a number of storylines to soak in.

While some series look like they may end quickly, others are still up for grabs and it's hard to predict the outcome.

What we do know thus far is there have been a number of players that have established themselves as clutch performers, and some that need a kick in the rear if their team is to survive.

Some players will have the opportunity to personally set themselves straight, while others are shining in the spotlight.

From what we have seen so far in the postseason, here is a list of "studs" and "duds" in the first round. 

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