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McLennan's Post-2-Post: Not tested much, Rask still solid

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Jamie McLennan
6/18/2013 1:02:12 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.

Tuukka Rask - 5 - Rask wasn't tested very much as the Blackhawks only generated eight scoring chances. He was sharp with the glove early on and made a very good positional save on Patrick Kane in the second period. He even got some luck off the post on Bryan Bickell near the end of the game, but when he is playing like this, Chicago has to get second chances and traffic in front of him to make life difficult for him; they did not.

Corey Crawford - 4 - Crawford gave the Blackhawks an opportunity to win again tonight, stopping 19 of 21 scoring chances against and some very good post play on Patrice Bergeron, Jaromir Jagr and Brad Marchand, as well as a great poke check on David Krecji in the second period, keeping the game at 1-0 at that point. Crawford again showed great poise and positioning in the series. Its very evident the Bruins are targeting his glove as five of their seven goals have been scored there. He has been forced to make several glove saves this series.

Tuukka Rask (Photo: Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

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(Photo: Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
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