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Three stars

Times Staff Writer
Published June 6, 2004

Martin St. Louis, Lightning - Tampa Bay's best player during the regular season was missing in the key moments of the Stanley Cup final - until Saturday. His goal 33 seconds into the second overtime kept the season alive.

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Nikolai Khabibulin, Lightning - The Lightning goaltender was remarkable in a losing effort in Game 5, then repeatedly turned away Calgary in Game 6. The Bulin Wall was in top form.

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Brad Richards, Lightning - Richards didn't get the winner, for a change, but his two power-play goals in the second period put the Lightning in control. The second was sheer individual effort.

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