Sometimes the expected happens and a star powers his team to victory.
More often than not, stars on opposing teams cancel each other out, and it is a lesser light that steps up to make the difference. A case in point is Dustin Byfuglien with the 2010 Chicago Blackhawks.
Toews, Kane, Hossa and Sharp scored as was expected, but so did the stars on the teams that opposed the Blackhawks. However Byfuglien came out of no where to score 11 goals in the playoffs, five of which were game winners, as the Blackhawks went on to win the Stanley Cup.
Will there be a surprise hero for the 2011 Stanley Cup Champions?