The Stanley Cup playoffs are two and three games into each series so lets take a quick look at who is leading the way in the main stat categories for the Western Conference. The MVP so far in the West is Dustin Brown of the Los Angeles Kings who has four goals, five points, two shorthanded goals, one game winning goal and 11 hits, including a monster hit on Henrik Sedin.
Jonathan Quick has been outstanding for the Kings and is a huge reason why the eighth seeded Kings are up three games to none on the President's Trophy winning Vancouver Canucks.
POINTS: D. Brown with five points and seven players tied with three points including Justin Williams, Anze Kopitar, Pavel Datsyuk, Antoine Vermette, Mike Richards, Keith Yandle and Patrick Kane.
GOALS: D. Brown with four goals, A. Vermette with three goals and six players tied with two goals including Martin Havlat, Gabriel Bourque, Patrik Berglund, Bryan Bickell, Henrik Zetterberg and Shea Weber.
ASSISTS: P. Kane, A. Kopitar, J. Williams and K. Yandle all have three assists.
+/-: Francis Bouillon and Jonathan Toews are both plus four, while Brad Stuart is a minus four.
PENALTY MINUTES: Douglas Murray with 17 PIM, Maxim Lapierre with 16 PIM and six players tied with 15 PIM including Justin Braun, Barret Jackman, Byron Bitz, Vladimir Sobotka, Roman Polak and Andrew Shaw.
HITS: Shane Doan with 15 hits, M. Lapierre and B. Stuart with 14 hits and Matt Greene with 12 hits.
BLOCKS: Willie Mitchell with 12 blocks, Rob Scuderi with nine blocks and two players tied with eight blocks including Kevin Klein and Roman Josi.
SHOTS: D. Brown with 19 shots, H. Zetterberg with 16 shots and two players tied with 15 shots including Mason Raymond and Alexandre Burrows.
POWER PLAY POINTS: Five players tied with two powerplay points including Andy McDonald, H. Zetterberg, A. Vermette, K. Yandle and J. Williams.
SHORTHANDED POINTS: D. Brown with two shorthanded points and A. Kopitar with one shorthanded point.
POWER PLAY TIME ON ICE PER GAME: Ryan Suter (6:19), Mike Richards (6:02), Shea Weber (5:59), Drew Doughty (5:59) and Nicklas Lidstrom (5:46)
TIME ON ICE PER GAME: Brent Seabrook (31:21), Duncan Keith (30:55), Dan Boyle (30:14), Oliver Ekman-Larsson (29:36) and Alex Pietrangelo (23:32)
WINS: J. Quick with three wins and Pekka Rinne with two wins.
LOSSES: Roberto Luongo with two losses and Jimmy Howard with two losses.
GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE: Brian Elliott with 0.00, Cory Schneider with 1.03 and J. Quick with 1.34 for the low side with Corey Crawford (2.61), J. Howard (2.71) and R. Luongo (3.59) on the high side.
SHOTS AGAINST: J. Quick with 115 shots against, Pekka Rinne with 97 shots against and Mike Smith with 95 shots against.
SAVE PERCENTAGE: B. Elliott with 1.000, J. Quick with 0.965 and C. Schneider with 0.950.
SHUTOUTS: J. Quick is the only Western Conference goalie with a shutout.
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