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Five storylines for the third round

Updated: May 13, 2012, 3:58 AM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

1. Stud goalie vs. stud goalie in the West

Mike Smith and Jonathan Quick, the two hottest goalies in the playoffs, meet up in the Western Conference finals. Smith, with a .948 save percentage, and Quick, with a .949 save percentage, have shut down opposing shooters in the opening two rounds -- and not just anyone, either. You're talking about Quick shutting down the Canucks and Blues; Smith doing it to the Blackhawks and Predators. All four teams were serious Cup contenders and now they're ...

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