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Post To Post: Price, Fleury and Andersen were solid enough

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Jamie McLennan
4/17/2014 9:50:51 AM
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Every night of the Stanley Cup playoffs, TSN hockey analyst and former NHL goaltender Jamie McLennan breaks down each goalie's performance.

Jamie's number grades given are out of five, with five being the best mark.

Marc-Andre Fleury, Pittsburgh (3) - He made a huge glove save on Ryan Murray with 63 seconds left. He was looking for a response (mentally) after he was down 3-1 and made two big saves - one on Ryan Johansen and one on Mark Letestu. All eyes were on him to see if he could hold up and he passed his first test.

Sergei Bobrovsky, Columbus (2) - Brandon Sutter's game-winning goal wasn't great. Also, Matt Niskanen's power play goal went through the legs. He was not at the top of his expected game and has more to give.

Carey Price, Montreal (3) - Price made three huge saves in overtime (on Alex Killorn, Teddy Purcell and Nikita Kucherov), on a night where he faced few shots and had a few goals that - by his standards - he would stop on a regular night.

Anders Lindback, Tampa Bay (3) - Lindback gave them a chance to win, as the Habs had most of the shots and chances in Game 1. The goals by Lars Eller and Thomas Vanek goals were not his best work, but he made more than enough stops to keep them in the game.

Frederik Andersen, Anaheim (3) - He made two big saves early in the game on Jamie Benn and Alex Chiasson. Not much could be done on two of the three goals he allowed, as Chiasson was a screen. But he was very good in tight on Wednesday night using his feet and post protection.

Kari Lehtonen, Dallas (2) -  Lehtonen did not get much help or chances on three of the four goals he allowed. He had rebound issues all night, looked unsettled at times on perimeter shots and was deep on screen shots where he's usually more aggressive.

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