Two years ago, when the Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup, goaltender Jonathan Quick's performance was seen as the key factor in that victory. Consequently, he was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.
He has a chance to repeat but faces stiff competition. His counterpart on the New York Rangers has been extraordinary, and both the Kings and Rangers have a full slate of potential winners.
As we enter the final round of the postseason, who is the favourite to win the award? What are the odds of the contenders? Read on for our view, based on the players' performances to date and how they match up against their Stanley Cup Final opponents.
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