McLennan's Post-2-Post: Rask brilliant in Game 2

Jamie McLennan

6/16/2013 2:07:46 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.

Tuukka Rask - 5 – Was again brilliant in Game 2, especially in the first period when it mattered most. He was great in pushing across to rob Sharp on a lateral play that was labeled a goal. The only goal against, he made three big saves before it and had Handzus draped all over him as Ference pushed him into Rask on the play. Was especially strong on his wraparounds tonight and his rebound control was Elite again.

Corey Crawford - 4 – He was very strong on Saturday. He had two ten bell saves in the overtime period alone, robbing both Horton and Krecji. His puck handling was quick and decisive and he was really strong on his rebound control and positioning again. The Bruins are targeting his glove side now. The three goals last game went glove side. Jagr had two shots, one hit a crossbar and another he made a great save on in tonight's game. The game winning goal was scored there as well, where he looked to overplay the shot as it went between the pad and under the glove.