McLennan's Post 2 Post: Price bounces back for Canadiens

Jamie McLennan
5/4/2013 3:09:06 AM
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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.

Carey Price - 5 - A bounce back game mentally and physically. Was sharp and dialed in all night, even lost a tooth and was not fazed. Very tough to do considering the amount of scrutiny he has faced. A true sign he was dialled in - his rebound control was great as well as his positioning.  That is the Carey Price the Habs are used to. .

Craig Anderson - 3 - Solid game. He gave the Sens a chance again. First goal was a surprise turnover, through the body, no chance on the Gallagher goal.

Marc-Andre Fleury - 2 - Two goals off bounces off the end boards in his own building. He has to know and be used to the pace off the end boards. Not a great night for him whatsoever  

Evgeni Nabokov - 4 - Difference in the game. He was brilliant on the four minute penalty kill in the second period, kept the game tied at three when Crosby and Malkin had it fired up and created a shooting gallery.

Josh Harding - 3 - Under siege all night, faced not only a ton of shots, but a lot of high quality scoring chances. Competed hard in the net, did not give up on pucks and kept the score close.

Corey Crawford - 4 - Solid game, made a few in-tight saves to keep the lead for the Hawks. I have been impressed with his efficiency in the net all year, limited movement, doesnt chase the puck.

Roberto Luongo - 3 - Late goal killed them in the last minute of regulation, through the body. He was the story of the game as he was great in the first to keep the Canucks in the game. Made the save of the series on Torres, and had no chance on the game winning goal.

Antti Niemi - 4 - Very skilled in tight game, really is in control of his positioning and pushes. Beat on rockets from Kesler, good shots with traffic in front of him - especially on the first one. All he does is play steady and solid. Gives them a chance to win every night.

Carey Price (Photo: The Canadian Press)


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