The most important player on any team during the playoffs is the goaltender—unless you’re the Washington Capitals and you rely on offense to win you games, and when your offense doesn’t show up you drop three straight games to the Montreal Canadiens and are upset in the first round.
If you were told at the beginning of the regular season who the top two goaltenders in the playoffs were going to be to this point, you would have laughed pretty hard—seeing as neither was a starter for his team.
But the playoffs are as unpredictable as Tiger Woods’ golf game since his return from “you know what.”
There have been flaws in every goalie's game.
For the record, just because a goalie’s team may be leading the series, doesn’t mean that goalie has done his job—at least not in these rankings.