2011 NHL Playoffs: Round 1 Heroes and Zeros

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2011 NHL Playoffs: Round 1 Heroes and Zeros
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Round 1 of the 2011 NHL Playoffs closed out with a flurry.

With OT thrillers and Game 7s aplenty, hockey's finest product was on display night after night, and the tale just kept getting better and better.

Like any good story, there were heroes and villains, with plot turns and emotionally charged, climatic endings.

With each series finale, we found a hero.

We also discovered a matchup zero, who failed to will their team to greater heights.

Let's take a closer look...

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