The Conn Smythe Trophy has been awarded to goaltenders the past two years.
However, there is no bias in favor of puck-stoppers. Non-goalies have won the postseason MVP award in six of the last 10 playoffs.
Corey Crawford of the Chicago Blackhawks and Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins will try to stretch the streak of goalie Conn Smythe winners to three. If either one wins, they would join Tim Thomas and Jonathan Quick.
Both goalies have substantial competition. Here's our power ranking of the top nine players in consideration for the award.