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2011 NHL Playoffs: Power Ranking the 8 Most Dangerous Scorers in the Stanley Cup

Eric CaspersonCorrespondent IIJune 26, 2016

2011 NHL Playoffs: Power Ranking the 8 Most Dangerous Scorers in the Stanley Cup

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    VANCOUVER, CANADA - MAY 24:  Henrik Sedin #33 of the Vancouver Canucks controls the puck as teammate Daniel Sedin #22 looks on in Game Five of the Western Conference Finals against the San Jose Sharks during the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Arena o
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    After months of grueling hockey, the stage is finally set. The Boston Bruins will play the Vancouver Canucks in the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals.

    Both teams won their conferences in different fashions. Vancouver is well rested, while Boston has already had to play in two seven-game series so far.

    Vancouver got to the finals because of timely goaltending and a great, versatile offense. Boston made the quest for Lord Stanley's Cup by having one of the best defensive teams in recent memory.

    This year's finals will ultimately come down to who can put the puck in the back of the net.

    Here is a slideshow power ranking the top eight scorers in the Stanley Cup Finals.

8. Zdeno Chara, D

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    TAMPA, FL - MAY 25:  Zdeno Chara #33 of the Boston Bruins reacts in the final moments of their 4 to 5 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at St Pete Times Forum on May 25, 2
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    When you think of Zdeno Chara, you think of his monster-like stature on the ice. Even if you do not watch hockey, you have to be saying to yourself, "How tall is that guy?"

    Besides being one of the best defenders in the league, Chara uses his size to create one of the most powerful shots in the league.

    From the blue line, Chara can consistently put 100 MPH slap shots on net.

7. David Krejci, C

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    BOSTON, MA - MAY 23:  David Krejci #46 of the Boston Bruins and Marc-Andre Bergeron #47 of the Tampa Bay Lightning vie for the puck in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on May 23, 2011 in Bost
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    If I made this list a month ago, David Krejci would not be on it. However, with his 10 goals this postseason, Krejci has to crack this list.

    He is not known as being one of the scorers on the Bruins, but he has become the leading one for the team in the 2011 playoffs.

    Heck, by the time the playoffs are over, he may beat his regular season total for goals scored.

6. Patrice Bergeron, C

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    TAMPA, FL - MAY 21:  Mike Smith #41 of the Tampa Bay Lightning makes a save as Patrice Bergeron #37 of the Boston Bruins looks on in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at St Pete Times Forum on May 21, 2011
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    There is no doubt that Patrice Bergeron is the guy that makes the Bruins go. He is their leader on offense and one of the teams most dynamic playmakers.

    Bergeron is more of an assist guy, but he still has the ability to light the lamp. He tallied 22 goals in the regular season.

5. Alex Burrows, LW

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    VANCOUVER, CANADA - MAY 24:  Goaltender Antti Niemi #31 of the San Jose Sharks makes a save on a scoring attempt by Alex Burrows #14 of the Vancouver Canucks as teammate Dan Boyle #22 tries to defend the play in the second period in Game Five of the Weste
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    Alex Burrows is a young player that has really matured over the past few seasons. He is averaging about 30 goals per season the last three years.

    In the playoffs, Burrows has been one of the go-to guys for Vancouver. On the same line as the Sedin brothers, Burrows seems to have found his place.

4. Nathan Horton, RW

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    BOSTON, MA - MAY 27:  Nathan Horton #18 of the Boston Bruins shoots his game winning third period goal past Dwayne Roloson #35 of the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden
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    Whenever the Bruins need a timely goal, it always seems that Nathan Horton is the guy to provide the scoring.

    Horton has provided Boston with nine goals this postseason, including the game-winner last night against Tampa Bay.

    "Horton became the first player in NHL history to score the game-winning goal in Game 7 of a playoff series twice in one year. His overtime goal eliminated the Canadiens in Game 7 of the first round back on April 27—exactly one month before his goal on Friday night eliminated Tampa Bay."

    From Elias

3. Henrik Sedin, C

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    VANCOUVER, CANADA - MAY 24:  Joe Pavelski #8 of the San Jose Sharks pokes the puck past Henrik Sedin #33 of the Vancouver Canucks in the third period in Game Five of the Western Conference Finals during the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Arena on May
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    Henrik Sedin is one of the best playmakers in the entire league. He led the NHL by tallying 75 assists in the regular season.

    With his all-around game, Sedin can also use his creativeness to put pucks in the net as well. The captain of the Canucks is one of the game's most dangerous players.

2. Ryan Kesler, C

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    VANCOUVER, CANADA - MAY 24:  Ryan Kesler #17 of the Vancouver Canucks skates in for the short-side stuff-in attempt past Antti Niemi #31 of the San Jose Sharks in the first period in Game Five of the Western Conference Finals during the 2011 Stanley Cup P
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    As great as the Sedin brothers are, it may be Ryan Kesler who is responsible for putting the Canucks in the Stanley Cup Finals.

    The young Kesler has provided the scoring punch on the second line for Vancouver the entire season. Kesler has two game-winning goals this postseason and he also had the infamous game-tying goal with less than 15 seconds left in Game 5 against the Sharks.

1. Daniel Sedin, LW

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    SAN JOSE, CA - MAY 22:  Goaltender Antti Niemi #31 and Dan Boyle #22 of the San Jose Sharks defend their net in Game Four of the Western Conference Finals as Daniel Sedin #22 of the Vancouver Canucks skates away during the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs at HP
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    It is no surprise that the Vancouver Canucks dominate this list of goal scoring threats. Vancouver has one of the best offensive teams in recent memory.

    Their goal-scoring is led by Daniel Sedin, who led the team with 41 goals in the regular season.

    After having a terrible conference semifinals (by the Sedin standards), Daniel regained form in the conference finals where he tallied six points and a plus-two rating in just five games.

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