The San Jose Sharks are currently putting their playoff demons of years past to rest.
San Jose has rolled off six straight wins to take a commanding three games to none series lead over the defending Western Conference Champion Detroit Red Wings.
But was this suppose to happen? Aren't the Sharks the team that always falls apart this time of year?
In the past, that may have been the case. However, anyone following the team this postseason has noticed a much more determined and resilient group.
That never say die attitude, and "sticktuitiveness," as coined by Sharks color analyst Drew Remenda has seen the Sharks put together consistent efforts night in and night out.
What did Remenda mean by "sticktuitiveness?"
Simply that the Sharks are sticking with what has proven to work despite whatever adversity that comes there way.
Instead of getting rattled, the Sharks have continued to play the same game because they truly believe that it works.
And that belief is being paid-off in playoff victory after playoff victory.
Even when the star players like Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau, and Dany Heatley struggled in the first round, other players stepped up their game.
And now in the second round, those star players are starting to contribute more and more.
But that said, who have their biggest performers been thus far?
The "big three" are starting to contribute at their expected levels, but are either of the top-three guns amongst the team's top five playoff performers?
Let's find out, shall we?
Without further ado, here are the Sharks' top five 2010 playoff performers thus far in the playoffs.