When the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in 2010, goalie Antti Niemi was not the dominant reason that they were able to emerge with the silver chalice.
Chicago was a puck-possession team that used its skills and abilities to make more plays in the offensive zone than its opponents on a consistent basis. Niemi played well and was an important contributor, but he was not the main reason the Blackhawks lifted the Stanley Cup for the first time in 49 years.
When the Boston Bruins and Los Angeles Kings won in 2011 and 2012, respectively, you could not make the argument that the goaltenders were merely along for the ride. Tim Thomas and Jonathan Quick both won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Players in the postseason.
Whether the goaltender is a Stanley Cup contender's MVP or merely a role player, he plays a key role in every playoff series.
Here's our power rankings of the eight remaining goaltenders still playing postseason hockey.