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Post to Post: Fleury earns top grade for shutout outing

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Jamie McLennan
5/4/2014 11:25:19 PM
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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.

Corey Crawford, Chicago Blackhawks (4) – Crawford's third period save on Zach Parise is exactly what he is all about, timely save to preserve the lead. His positioning has been excellent, efficient and confident. He's not chasing the puck, not opening up and he just makes it look easy when he's feeling it. His biggest strength comes in his ability to read plays.

Ilya Bryzgalov, Minnesota Wild (3) – Bryzgalov didn't receive help on any of the three goals he gave up.  Jonathon Toews' goal is a prime example of that; great save on Hossa, only to have Toews jam in rebound. Bryzgalov made some real good saves on Hossa, Bickell and Saad to give his team a chance today, however Minnesota was simply not very sharp. 

Marc-Andre Fleury (5) – Fleury made good saves early on the penalty kill on Pouliot, Moore, and overall, made great scramble plays in the crease all night long. He was very strong handling the puck tonight with both his decision making and exchanges with D-men tonight.

Henrik Lundqvist (4) – Lundqvist made big saves on Kunitz, Sutter, Crosby, Bennett and Sutter tonight and had no chance on the goals against. He was the only reason this was two-goal game (outside the empty-netter). He made great reaction plays and fought through crease battles as he was under siege all night long.

Marc-Andre Fleury (Photo: Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)

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(Photo: Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)
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