Handicapping the Conn Smythe race

Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf is second among playoff scorers with 18 points. Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

With the NHL's conference finals in full swing, the race for the Conn Smythe Trophy, given to the most valuable player of the playoffs, is starting to take shape.

This year, we have seen stars rise to the occasion and some lesser-known players unexpectedly step into the spotlight.

Let's have a look at the current Conn Smythe leaders on each team and the numbers that make them stand out, along with a sleeper for the award from each club: