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Post to Post: Crawford, Quick have ups and downs in Game 5

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Jamie McLennan
5/29/2014 2:55:42 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.

Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles Kings (3) - Early goal against was on the power play. There was traffic in front as Andrew Shaw was in Quick's eyes as he doesn't track it and it slides behind him. The second goal was a juicy rebound he didn't control off the initial shot by Patrick Kane. Goal number three was a rebound play that he didn't have a chance on. It was a good save on the initial one timer, but rebound is slammed in the back door by Brandon Saad. Huge save on Kane in second, to allow the comeback to happen. The 4-4 goal was a product of putting pucks towards the net and shooting for rebounds as Ben Smith jammed in the rebound. Big save on Bryan Bickell in the third to keep it at 4-4. The game-winning goal went glove hand on a nice back hand by Michal Handzus.

Corey Crawford, Chicago Blackhawks (3) – He was not tested early by the Kings as he was spotted a couple goals for support. Crawford was solid and good with his rebound control. Jarret Stoll's goal was a scramble play that he does not find as there were four bodies in front of him. He had no chance on the Dustin Brown goal as it was a good initial save, but Brown jammed in the rebound. The Tanner Pearson goal is just a bad goal. It was a stoppable shot, but he continues to battle in the net. Huge saves on Marián Gáborík and Trevor Lewis in overtime to give his team a chance. It wasn't the prettiest of efforts, but got it done to live another day.

Quick stops Saad (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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(Photo: The Canadian Press)
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