Forty-nine players have appeared in a play-off game for the Washington Capitals or the Vegas Golden Knights on their way to the Stanley Cup Final. Some of them have contributed powerfully. Some of them had their moments. One of them is from Australia.
Here is a ranking of all players who have seen action for the last two NHL teams (and one that can appear in the final).
We balanced regular season and postseason successes in developing these leaderboards, both in terms of statistics and in other areas where they have an impact on their teams.
After a 49-goal season, Ovechkin was the most effective striker in the playoffs with 12 goals and 10 assists rounding. "Beast Mode" would be an understatement.
He is the clubhouse leader for Conn Smythe after making ridiculous stats in the playoffs, including a 947 save percentage and 1.68 goals – against the average. This is an experienced goalkeeper who plays at the top of his game.
Forever the young Russian Robin to Ovechkins Batman, Kuznetsov pursued his 83-point season with a playoffs-best 24 points.
He was a 30-goal winner with the Florida Panthers last season and seemed to raise his game to a new level at the head of the Knights. Despite his goal of sinking to 27 overall, he doubled his assists in the regular season from 21 to 48.
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Mr. Everything for the defense of the capitals – he runs about 26 minutes per game – has 16 points in 19 games. I did not get the Norris Trophy nomination. Will be paid this summer.
Sure, you know him as the guy who jumped from six goals to 43 goals in 2016/17 this season. But Wild Bill's best feature could be his defensive game. He will probably finish in the top five in the Selke Trophy Voting.
After a rough regular season that cost him the first two starts of the playoffs, Holtby has a .936 even strength save percentage in the playoffs. Against the lightning he has done what Capitals fans have been waiting for him for years: Win a series with two consecutive playoffs.
Consistent, defensively solid and offensively gifted. He recovered from the hand injury suffered in the second round and has 16 points in 15 playoff games.
For a team that does not have a defender who stands out as a real No. 1, Schmidt leads the Golden Knights to Ice Age (24:53 per game in the playoffs) and has his game at a shutdown level in this postseason elevated.
He's been the "real deal" since joining the Dallas Stars ten years ago. Neal is as calm as they come; He has scored at least 21 goals in each of his 10 NHL seasons, although he has played only 82 games once.
Oshie's eight-year contract with the capitals in the summer of last year plays an important role in the second line and at the time of her mighty feat of power.
Smith's chemistry with the top lines Karlsson and Marchessault is difficult to replicate. Smith, a 26-year-old already in his fourth team, has finally found his groove. He has 14 assistants in 15 games in this postseason.
He played in all 82 games for the Golden Knights, and he became active on offense: a healthy 10 goals and 31 assists, tops under Las Vegas defenders. The expectations were exceeded.
In the regular season he had 31 points, but he has improved in the playoffs at both ends of the ice.
The former Anaheim Duck had high expectations and is on track to fulfill them. Reasonable minutes – being 20:21 per game in the regular season was the second among the Golden Knights skaters.
The Finn shows a decent promise as a two-way center. The 27-year-old definitely has wheels too. He is likely to slip as a bottom six striker, but he has increased his playing when playing better players like Neal.
In the regular season, he had 29 points, running 22:36 per game, but is downgraded here a bit
Perron is an almost unrestricted free agent, a player the Golden Knights probably expect to trade -Deadline will put an end to it. He has struggled with consistency issues in his four other teams, but he has made a career – high 50 assists and 66 points at the right time.
He had an offensive career year for the Capitals and delivered valuable work for the team second line in the playoffs after Backstrom's injury.
The 27-year-old came quite well to the Golden Knights this season. He does not play any offensive numbers, but he is solid in Las Vegas & # 39; s own team and can adjust to the top pairing.
Despite his reputation and his new, insane suspension, Wilson works well in the top tier of the Capitals, with 12 points in 16 playoff games.
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He is a tall body on the wing (6-foot-4, 222 pounds), who loves to toss his body around, but he also has scorers. The 21-year-old, who became a star and star in the first round at Boston College in 2014, has a lot of potential.
The journeyman was handed down on a grand scale. A solid presence in the top four, England also provided the intangible leadership as the team's only Vegas resident before this season.
The joke is on you: The slandered Orpik was a minus-9 in the regular season and is a plus-15 (19659010). He had no great regular season (35 points) and was injured for much of the playoffs. But come on: two goals in a game 7 for the capitals . There is an argument that he is much higher on this list.
He had a career-offensive year (15 goals) and has four more in the postseason.
Known for his defensive play, Eakin was suspended by Dallas because of its central depth. Eakin increased his game to the penalty when Reilly Smith missed the time in March.
The Capitals reserve goalie had a killer run to end the season until he was launched in the first two playoff games. But now is Holtby's crease.
The fast striker had 13 goals in the regular season and an outstanding playoff game against the Penguins. He has a plus of 5 points.
He is one of the best positive surprises of the team (really, there were few expectations when the Czech was plucked by the Detroit Red Wings)  Makes a lot of heavy lifting on the fourth line of capitals. Bring the team an ease out of the ice as one of its more sympathetic players.
Low pickup for the Capitals in a deal with the Blackhawks, he played well with Carlson (minus a few bugs). 19659010] A physical force that has contributed four hits to this playoff run, including the winner of the game in the main game of Capitals against the Blue Jackets.
The sharks protected Carpenter in the extension train, then swung and gave up on the 27-year-old in December. Vegas had discovered it last year, and it came in. He is a diligent winger who can add a spark on the third or fourth line.
When Bellemare signed with the Flyers as a 29-year-old "rookie" in 2014-15, he made the team essentially for his talent on penalties. He is still strong in this division, and he also leads all Vegas forward with 63 blocked shots at the same strength.
A First Choice 2012 Boston Bruins, the younger brother of P.K. Unnoticed ended this fall on waivers. The Golden Knights liked to come in; the rookie was terrific (.910 percent savings, 2.68 GAA) when he is healthy.
He is a fast newcomer who scored 18 points in 67 games in the regular season and was not out of line in the playoffs.
After scoring 18 points in the regular season, he has just two in 16 games, while he's a scratch here and there for the capitals.
A 2008 first-round pick, Sbisa profiles as a puck-moving, two-way defender. He never lived up to expectations in Vancouver, but he was good in Vegas – when he was healthy (he only had 30 games in the regular season).
The Golden Knights paid a big price for Tatars on the deadline, then rarely used it (he was scratched for seven of Vegas's first 11 playoff games). His talent is undeniable – it's just if it's presented in Vegas.
The rookie defender is Orpik's partner and has a point in 17 playoff games, with a 45.2 corsi for the percentage in the playoffs.
The veteran developed his game of Enforcer – he has not fought since he was acquired by the Golden Knights for the Trade Deadline – to a hefty fourth line forward. He adds value; Just do not expect goals too often, such as the winner of Game 5.
A semi-regular player in the Golden Knights season – and particularly useful in powerplay, with 12 power points in 45 games – He's still waiting on his first playoff action this spring.
He has not played a ton (an average of 7:59 minutes per game in nine playoff appearances), and he is fighting back from an injury. When he plays, he is a high-energy forward who plays a physical hockey brand.
The fast striker has been a minor disappointment since being selected by the New York Rangers as the best players. In 63 games of the regular season, he scored only 11 points.
He had four points in eleven games during the regular season and played in two playoff games.
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! Oi! Oi! Oi! His first playoff game was Game 6 against the Penguins, and he set a critical goal with his rush.
The rookie appeared in two playoff games against the Penguins after three games in the regular season.
He played eight games in the regular season and averaged 8.50 per game. He played 12:12 in Game 6 against the Penguins and registered a shot at goal.
Former New Jersey Devil only played 34 regular season games for the Knights and has not seen any playoff action since the Sharks series. There are some things to like in his game, but he seems to be back in the land of healthy scratches.