McLennan's Post 2 Post - Harding, Elliott made an impression

Jamie McLennan

5/1/2013 10:08:47 AM

Throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs, NHL on TSN analyst and former NHL goaltender Jamie McLennan ranks the netminders after each game night.

Josh Harding (4/5) - Deserves full credit to come in and play brilliantly when he was not scheduled to be the starter. The definition of Mental toughness and compete on every level. Played very well and certainly gave the Wild a chance to win the game.

Corey Crawford (4/5) - Bad goal early on against, short side muffin to Clutterbuck, but settled in and played very well to give them a win, made a huge right pad save in the third to keep it tied at 1-1, to push it to overtime and a huge one on Parise in OT.

Jonathan Quick (3/5) - My stomach is still sick for Jonathan about that terrible giveaway for the GWG, but he was the only reason they were in the game and went to overtime, brilliant before the mistake, focus is and still should be on the game costing mistake.

Brian Elliott (4/5) - Wasn't forced to make a ton of 10 bell saves, but was solid in the game and looked very confident, was deep on the only goal against short side that eluded him. Very strong rebound control.

Jonas Hiller (4/5) - Very solid tonight, positioning is always very controlled, no chance on the goal against, 5-on-3 and it redirects through the body. Showed a great glove hand tonight too. Used his butterfly, down early style to perfection tonight.

Jimmy Howard (3/5) - Did not like the winning goal, short side, good quick release by Selanne but Howard would like that one back. Was deep and late to pick it up.