If you're Milan Lucic, it would be hard to look back on the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs and not get that warm and fuzzy feeling all over again. Winning the Cup in your hometown is pretty much the dream.

But the Vancouver native also knows the road to hockey's Holy Grail was a little more arduous for him than most of his teammates. He went into the playoffs on a 10-game goalscoring drought and then ran smack into a team, the Montreal Canadiens, whose sole purpose it seemed was to stop Lucic and linemates David Krejci and Nathan Horton.

He did have his clutch moments in the 25-game run. His only two points in the Montreal series were the primary assists on Horton's overtime winners in Games 5 and 7.