ROBERTO LUONGO Goalie
Not since 1989 have two Vezina Trophy finalists squared off in the Cup finals. Both Thomas and Luongo ranked in the top five in save percentage and goals against in 2010--11, while Luongo won an NHL-best 38 games. Each man is prone to giving up the odd soft goal—Thomas when he begins to dive and flail, Luongo when he's peppered with bad-angle shots. Both, however, also make plenty of jaw-dropping saves. Their battle alone may not decide the series, but it will play a huge role.