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McLennan's Post-2-Post: Howard locked in for Game 3

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Jamie McLennan
5/20/2013 11:59:08 PM
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Throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs, NHL on TSN analyst and former NHL goaltender Jamie McLennan ranks the netminders after each game night.

Number values assigned are out of five with five being the best performance.

Jimmy Howard - 5 -Was great all night, really locked in, impressive anticipation on a short side shelf shot by Bryan Bickell in the first. Overaggressive on the Patrick Kane goal with the poke check, but made up for it with really strong post play all game long, two great paddle down and ice sealing in the second  period on Jonathan Toews and two huge saves in the third period on Patrick Sharp and Kane.

Corey Crawford - 2 - Looked uncomfortable in the net at times, had some issues with rebound control, Drew Miller's goal was an example of that. His positioning was off on the Pavel Datsyuk's goal, deep and down early and it goes short side, a goal he would like back, I know people will talk about the amazing shot from Datsyuk, AND IT WAS, but from a goalie's perspective, Crawford would have liked to and could have played that better.

Jimmy Howard  (Photo: Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images)

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(Photo: Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images)
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