To the front-runners go the spoils: This savvy lineup is a three-Wing circus
G ROBERTO LUONGO, Canucks
No other goalie has had a greater impact: On a middling team, he ranked among the league's top four in save percentage, goals against and shutouts through Sunday.
D NICKLAS LIDSTROM, Red Wings
If you were to build the complete modern defenseman, he would play a lot like Lidstrom. The 37-year-old Swede is on his way to his third straight Norris Trophy.
D SERGEI ZUBOV, Stars
Not quite on Lidstrom's level in terms of hockey smarts, but you would find him at the same Mensa meeting. Zubov (left) is the NHL's most underappreciated star.
C PAVEL DATSYUK, Red Wings
With 39 assists—second in the conference—and an array of dazzling moves, he is the West's most entertaining playmaker.
RW JAROME IGINLA, Flames
In addition to a possible Hart Trophy, the NHL's premier power forward (32 goals, 31 assists) might be in line to win a Nobel prize for his work as a peacekeeper under coach Mike Keenan.
LW HENRIK ZETTERBERG, Red Wings
Sundance to Datsyuk's Butch Cassidy, the silky Swede, on pace for career highs of 47 goals and 102 points, finishes almost everything that the Russian starts.