Power Ranking the Top Stars in the 2013 NHL Playoffs

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Power Ranking the Top Stars in the 2013 NHL Playoffs
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Almost every 2013 NHL playoff series is three games old now, which means that some of the league's best players have had ample time to impose their game upon the opposition.

It's in the playoffs—and not during the regular season—that the greatest players in the world find a way to elevate their game. Even with the added attention that superstars receive from defenses, they find other ways to influence the outcome of a game.

Whether through winning defensive zone faceoffs, battling and racing for the puck, laying a body check on Zdeno Chara or making a clutch block on a penalty kill, the best players find ways to impact games even when they aren't necessarily scoring.

Of course, it always helps if you're finding the score sheet, too.

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