2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Goaltender Power Rankings: 1st-Round Edition

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2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Goaltender Power Rankings: 1st-Round Edition
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Craig Anderson has been spectacular in net for the Ottawa Senators.

Money goalie.

It's a phrase that defines what all general managers and head coaches want to see from their netminders in the playoffs.

When looking at the top goaltenders in the NHL playoffs, it's about consistency and the ability to come up with the big stop at the key moment in the game.

A great playoff goaltender may not always be the most consistent in the regular season, but he knows how to play the game when the lights are brightest.

Gerry Cheevers comes quickly to mind. When he was in goal for the Boston Bruins in 1970s, he often let in stoppable goals when the high-scoring Bruins led by three goals or more. But when they were in a tight game, Cheesy came up with a spectacular save.

Here's our power ranking of the goalies who are competing in the first round of the playoffs.

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