May 7, 2013 | 2:32pm ET
Have the last laugh
By Tab Bamford, TheFourthPeriod.com
Whether it's between the benches of the Montreal Canadiens and
Ottawa Senators, or a couple buddies in a watering hole,
chirping is a huge part of hockey.
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If you're getting in on the action, here are a few guys you
might want to consider.
The #1s: Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh and Patrick Kane,
Two of the most electrifying players on the planet are putting
up big numbers already in the post-season, and you would be
crazy to ignore their multi-point potential. On any given
night, either of these guys could win you the match-up.
Shark Attack: Logan Couture, San Jose
With six points in three games -- including three powerplay
goals -- it's become clear that Couture is the lead dog in San
Jose. Vancouver has had no answer for him, and your fantasy
opponent might not either.
Center of Attention: David Krejci, Boston
Krejci has averaged better than two points per game to start
his 2013 post-season (7 points in 3 games), and has been at
the heart of Boston's offensive dominance.
The Norris I: Ryan Suter, Minnesota
He's been putting in huge minutes against the Chicago
Blackhawks as the Wild try to keep their hopes alive. With
some of the key forwards struggling to find their offense for
Minnesota, Suter may have to step up his offensive game as
The Norris II: P.K. Subban, Montreal
If the Habs are going to rebound and win the series against
the Sens, they have to get more offense from Subban. He's due
for an offensive outburst, so playing him is a great call.
The Norris III: Kris Letang, Pittsburgh
Letang is the third finalist for the Norris this year, and is
the only one of these three to be a point-per-game player in
the postseason through three games.
All-in-One Series: Corey Crawford, Chicago vs. Josh
In the entire post-season, an argument could be made that the
best goaltending has come from two guys in the same series.
Crawford has a .935 save percentage, while Harding has been
forced into action because of an injury to Niklas Backstrom
suffered during warm-ups before Game One. Harding has
responded by keeping his team in all three games in spite of
facing a lot of shots (111 in three games).
The Toothless Wonder: Craig Anderson, Ottawa
Anderson famously lost a tooth early in the series, but that's
the only part of his game that's gone missing so far. Entering
Tuesday, his .949 save percentage is the best in the
postseason, leading many Montreal fans to consider giving him
the same middle name Boston Red Sox fans gave Bucky Dent years
Bamford is a Columnist for The
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