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Datsyuk gots the magic stick.
Hero: Pavel Datsyuk
It was a short series, primarily due to the efforts of Datsyuk. He put on a show in both ends of the ice. In just four games, Datsyuk led or was tied for the team lead in goals, assists, points, plus/minus, even strength points, power play points, takeaways, faceoffs won, shots on goal and led all Detroit forwards in blocked shots and ice time.
In short, the Sverdlovsk, Russia native was his usual, quietly dominating self. Hockey's human highlight reel turned Phoenix defenders inside out time and again, to help Detroit put the Coyotes out of their misery in the first round's only series sweep.
Honorable mention to Valtteri Filppula
Zero: Ilya Bryzgalov
Bryzgalov had another stellar regular season for the Coyotes. When the playoffs started, his brilliance ended. Bryzgalov surrendered 17 goals in the four games, finishing with an awful 4.36 GAA and a downright abysmal .879 save percentage.
With talk surrounding the team's future in Phoenix, the Coyotes goaltender seemed as if he were already focused on the offseason too early and even appeared disinterested in an appalling performance in the clinching Game 4 on home ice.
Dishonorable mentions to Lee Stempniak and Rostislav Klesla.