Stanley Cup Playoffs 2012: The 10 Top Players Whose Team Had an Early Exit

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Stanley Cup Playoffs 2012: The 10 Top Players Whose Team Had an Early Exit
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The playoffs can be heartbreaking for some players. Such as those who despite their best effort, don’t advance to the Stanley Cup Final.

For some teams their success in the early rounds can depend on one or two players. Unfortunately their shoulders may not be wide enough to carry the team all the way.

For the Los Angeles Kings and the New Jersey Devils, it has been a full team effort to see them to the Final.

Some of the teams that fell short still saw great play from a few of their players.

Taking into account the plus/minus rating, the goals and assists and of course the shots on net and save percentage, the following players were among the best on their team.

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