As part of our season preview, we will be ranking certain aspects of the teams within the division. There is no better place to begin than with the last line of defense, the Goaltenders. While each set of rankings over the coming days will have a unique point of view or slant, I am choosing to rank the goalies in the division 8 through 1 by tandems.
May 17, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Ottawa Senators goalie Robin Lehner (40) talks to goalie Craig Anderson (41) during a time-out against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the third period in game two of the second round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at CONSOL Energy Center. The Pittsburgh Penguins won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Having an great #1 is one thing, but being able to trust the backup to go out and give you 15-20 starts or take over in case of injury is almost as important.