Through slightly more than three weeks of Stanley Cup playoff action, hockey fans have been treated to a multitude of thrilling performances. Gut-wrenching overtime battles, bullying defenders and elite offensive threats have thrived on the game's greatest stage since the opening round commenced.
Players at the center of these memorable moments have gained attention while leading their respective franchises. In a tournament filled with uncertainty and surprises, there's only one sure thing: a champion will be crowned next month.
These standout performers are doing everything to ensure they're the one hoisting the Cup when the curtain closes. Here's a look at players who, in the pursuit of professional hockey domination, have entertained onlookers throughout the postseason.