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Ranking the top 50 players in the Stanley Cup playoffs

At the beginning of every NHL season, we publish NHL Rank, a project where ESPN's hockey analysts vote to determine the best 100 players for the upcoming season.

Now that every team has completed its 82-game campaign and they've been whittled down to our 16-team Stanley Cup playoff bracket, it's time to redo the rankings, limiting the list to the top 50 players on playoff teams.

Here's the playoff edition of ESPN NHL Rank, which seeks to identify the top forwards, defensemen and goaltenders in the upcoming playoffs. Dozens of voters participated, choosing one winner in a series of head-to-head voting matchups created from the players on the 16 postseason qualifiers.