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McLennan's Post-2-Post: Victory was not Crawford's best game

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Jamie McLennan
5/28/2013 12:15:23 AM
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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.

Corey Crawford - 3 - Not his best game Monday night, having trouble with rebounds all night. He gave up a bad one to Joakim Andersson, but one thing I liked is he did not change his game after the Andersson goal. He could have easily folded his tent and fell apart mentally, but instead he responded with a big save on Johan Franzen and another on Valtteri Filppula. His best save was a right pad save on Pavel Datsyuk with nine minutes left in the third to preserve the lead.

Jimmy Howard - 2 - He had some crease issues as far as scrambles. He got turned around on a Andrew Shaw rebound in the second period and lost the puck in jams a few times. He continued with his aggressive play but was not as sharp in his second shot battles as he has been in other games.

Corey Crawford Justin Abdelkader (Photo: Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images)

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(Photo: Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images)
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