2012 NHL Playoffs: Ranking the Best Performances of the First Round

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2012 NHL Playoffs: Ranking the Best Performances of the First Round
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The first round of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs was complete with numerous unpredictable events, from the Flyers 20 goals in three games being answered by a 10-goal performance by the Penguins, to Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings upsetting the top-ranked Vancouver Canucks—who were fresh off a nine game point streak en route to the Presidents' Trophy.  

With the first round massacres in the books, three Stanley Cup favorites were knocked out in the Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins and Vancouver Canucks.

Looking ahead to the second round of the playoffs, here are the top 15 individual performances of the first round in 2012... 

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