Posted: Monday May 2, 2011 11:53PM ; Updated: Monday May 2, 2011 11:53PM
Darren Eliot
Darren Eliot>VIEW FROM THE ICE

Thomas, van Riemsdyk, Krejci comprise Monday Three Stars

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The Flyers plied Tim Thomas with a club-playoff record 54 shots in Game 2 ... but the Bruins backstop only allowed for two goals.
The Flyers plied Tim Thomas with a club-playoff record 54 shots in Game 2 ... but the Bruins backstop only allowed for two goals.
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1. Tim Thomas, Bruins: The Boston goaltender registered a career-best 52 saves and now has an 8-0 lifetime mark in Philly. Those are some scary numbers. What a performance!

2. James van Riemsdyk, Flyers: It was as dominant a performance by a big man up front as I've witnessed in some time. Somewhere in Slovakia, Blue Jackets star Rick Nash is watching the highlights and saying, "Hey, that looks a lot like me, if I was in the playoffs."

3. David Krejci, Bruins: Thanks to his game-winning goal in overtime, Boston enjoys a commanding 2-0 lead in the East semifinals. Krejci is having a much better series than Round 1, getting things done offensively and handling the puck in the middle of the ice. His overtime goal, in turn, is the true definition of "getting it done".

 
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