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McLennan's Post 2 Post: Anderson brilliant once again

Jamie McLennan

5/10/2013 5:42:09 AM

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

Number values assigned are out of five with five being the best performance.

Corey Crawford - 5 - Has been great all season long and into playoffs, More controlled and confident game. Has quieted the critics and shown he can bounce back after tough goals, mentally handles the game at a higher level now.

Josh Harding  - 1 - good start but rough second period lead to him being lifted, couple of tough rebounds and he looked laboured on lateral movement. - Possible injury.

Craig Anderson - 5 - Brilliant once again, everything with him is about timing, does not seem to give up the goal that hurts a team, or at a time when the team needs him. Big saves all night long, robbed Plekanec back door in the 2nd.

Peter Budaj - 1 - Not a good showing, Looked nervous and shaky all game long. Rebounds were a major issue. Bad ending to a great season for Budaj and the Habs.

Tomas Vokoun - 5 - Solid performance, big saves on Tavares and Grabner, Instilled some confidence in the group so they could relax and play their game.

Evgeni Nabokov - 2 - Bad goal to Murray, did not look comfortable in the net tonight, was outplayed by Vokoun, had trouble with a few long shots.