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Drew Doughty, Justin Williams making strong cases for playoff MVP
Drew Doughty, Justin Williams making strong cases for playoff MVP

It is proving to be a taut competition, changing by the game, shifting momentum and all that you come to expect at the highest level of sport. The Stanley Cup Final? Not exactly. Things have a way of turning in a playoff series — just ask the San Jose Sharks. With the Kings holding a 3-0 lead over the New York Rangers in the best-of-seven series, there seems to be far more suspense about the Conn Smythe Trophy, given to the player judged most valuable to his team during the NHL playoffs. A highly informal survey at this point in the series has Kings defenseman Drew Doughty leading with right wing Justin Williams closing fast, based on his stellar performance in the Final....