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Post to Post: Dialed in Crawford has big game for Blackhawks

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Jamie McLennan
5/12/2014 12:26:52 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.

Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers (4) – He had a strong game Sunday; was very good in tight with big saves on Crosby, Malkin and Neal in-crease. He had big saves on Gibbons and Goc on breakaways. It was a spirited effort, he even got involved with the extracurricular activities giving Crosby the shower with the water bottle.

Marc-Andre Fleury, Pittsburgh Penguins (3) – He had no chance on the first goal; the second goal was bad, short-side, through the body on backhand by Hagelin. He did have big saves on Nash, and Kreider on a breakaway in tight. He was very aggressive with his stick around the net, poke check and around posts.

Corey Crawford, Chicago Blackhawks (4) – He had big saves on Coyle, Neidereiter, and Koivu early on to show he was dialed in. He had a huge right pad save in the third to keep the score 2-1 on Neidereiter, and there was no better save than on Suter with the glove with 4:35 left in third. He was strong on post plays in the last minute on Parise.

Ilya Bryzgalov, Minnesota Wild (4) – He had no chance on either goal Sunday. He was very good with rebound control, a lot of plays died because he did not allow a second shot. He had good saves on Hossa, Saad and Sharp and looked comfortable all night. He gave them a chance to win.

Corey Crawford Patrick Kane (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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