Top-5 Playoff-season performances 2010 -- now

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    I can't help but notice how Brayden Point is becoming the new playoff-Mike Bossy! That guy is just money in big games the past two seasons. I thought Point was the real Conn Smythe winner last year (not that Hedman wasn't deserving). Point put up 14 goals, 33 points, and a +12 (and missed two games), while winning 57% of face-offs. He was a beast! (So was Kucherov, with 34 points.)

    In samples of more than 15 games, Point in 2020 had the highest playoff PPG from 2010 to now.

    So, anyway, I was wondering how people would rank the top playoff-season performances from 2010 to now?

    In terms of PPG of players (who made the third round) or better, the tops have been:
    1.64 Kucherov 2021 (still in progress)
    1.43 Point 2020
    1.36 Kucherov 2020
    1.33 Kuznetsov 2018
    1.32 Toews 2010
    1.30 Briere 2010

    In terms of total scoring points in a playoff year, the tops have been:
    34 Kucherov 2020
    33 Point 2020
    32 Kuznetsov 2018
    30 Couture 2016
    30 Briere 2010

    In terms of top-scoring defencemen (total points), the tops have been:
    26 Heiskanen 2020
    24 Burns 2016
    22 Hedman 2020
    21 Klingberg 2020
    21 Keith 2015

    In terms of goalies' save-percentage (those who made at least the third round), the tops have been:
    .946 Quick 2012
    .944 Smith 2012
    .940 Thomas 2011
    .940 Rask 2013
    .935 Vasilevsky (still in progress)

    In terms of plus/minus (making the third round at least), the tops have been:
    +20 Horton 2013
    +17 Orpik 2018
    +16 Keith 2015
    +16 Chara 2011
    +16 Brown 2012
    +16 Kopitar 2012

    And, of course, the Conn Smythe winners have been:
    2010 Toews
    2011 Thomas
    2012 Quick
    2013 Kane
    2014 Williams
    2015 Keith
    2016 Crosby
    2017 Crosby
    2018 Ovechkin
    2019 O'Reilly
    2020 Hedman


    What would be your top 5?

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