What He's Done: With three goals in three playoff games, Rene Bourque is on the road to the best playoff of his career and is tied with Paul Stastny and Gabriel Landeskog for the playoff goal-scoring lead.
Why It's Mattered: Bourque broke open the Montreal Canadiens' series against the Tampa Bay Lightning almost single-handedly. He was quiet in Montreal's Game 1 win, but picked up two key goals to help the Habs build a four-goal lead in Game 2. Sunday in Montreal, Bourque scored his third goal just 11 seconds into the game, serving notice to Tampa Bay that a potential comeback attempt would be unwelcome at the Bell Centre.
What to Expect Going Forward: Bourque has never scored more than 10 goals during three-regular season campaigns in Montreal, and he has limited playoff experience. At 32 years old, it would be extraordinary to see him lead the Canadiens on a storybook playoff run. More likely, his hot streak will burn out—especially if Montreal has a long wait before starting Round 2.