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Post to Post: Gibson perfect in first career playoff start

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Jamie McLennan
5/11/2014 1:21:13 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.

Tuukka Rask, Boston Bruins (4) – He had a very solid tonight with big saves on David Desharnais, Brendan Gallagher and Max Pacioretty. Rask had no chance on the goals by Gallagher (redirection) and P. K. Subban which was a bomb that he never saw.

Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens (2) – Price had good saves on Reilly Smith, Milan Lucic, who was in alone on him. He had lots of traffic in front of him tonight. He also had a big save on Shawn Thornton when the Habs were down 3-1. He had no chance on the Jarome Iginla's back door goal. The Carl Soderberg goal was short side and not great.

Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles Kings (1) – Quick had a rough start with too much scrambling on both goals. Darryl Sutter lifts him to send a message to him and also jolt the team.

Martin Jones, Los Angeles Kings (5) – Jones had two nice saves in third after having nothing in second. He came in to change momentum, did his job, but only faced three shots.

John Gibson, Anaheim Ducks (5) - Brilliant tonight!!! He very calm and composed early on, looked relaxed and locked in. Big save on Marián Gáborík four minutes into game to set tone. He had a huge right pad save on Tanner Pearson in second and huge saves on Alec Martinez, Jake Muzzin and Tyler Toffoli down the stretch in the third. Gibson had five 10 bell saves tonight that helped preserve the win and the shutout.

John Gibson (Photo: Harry How/Getty Images Sport )

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(Photo: Harry How/Getty Images Sport )
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