Which Goaltender Is Having the Worst NHL Postseason?


Which Goaltender Is Having the Worst NHL Postseason? Last season, the Bruins showed the rest of the NHL that good goaltending is one of the keys to winning a Stanley Cup, riding Tim Thomas to the team's first title in 39 years. 

However, a few netminders on Cup-worthy playoff teams have fallen apart in the first round after performing well during the regular season.

The explosive offenses of the Penguins and Flyers has made goaltending a non-factor in that series, but has inflated the goals-against averages of Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (5.43 GAA, 20 goals allowed) and the Flyers' Ilya Bryzgalov (4.95 GAA, 17 goals allowed).

In the Red Wings-Predators series, Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard–who looked like a potential Vezina winner during the regular season–has registered a sub-par .879 save percentage in four games. Nashville leads the Red Wings 3-1 in the series and has a chance to advance at home with a win on Friday night.

And last, but not least comes New England's favorite Canuck, Roberto Luongo. Luongo has played in only two of the four games of the Canucks-Kings series, which Los Angeles leads 3-1. The Canucks starting goalie has once again shared playing time with Corey Schneider due to a lackluster performance between the pipes. He has surrendered seven goals in two games, with a GAA of 3.59, save percentage of .891 and an 0-2 record.

Whose performance in net is the worst of the playoffs?

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