Ranking the Atlantic Division Goaltending Tandems

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Apr 26, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) and Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35) stretch prior to game five of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Although the Atlantic Division might not have the deepest talent pool in the league overall, there is no doubt that it does possess some of the highest level of goaltending talent in the NHL.  Two Atlantic Division goalies were nominated for the Vezina this past season (and one of them won it) and another could have easily gotten the nod.

Ranking the goalies is an exercise I undertook last season, to mixed results as I was shocked at how quickly one team in particular could have fallen.  So I am taking a crack at it again heading into this season.  For the purposes of ranking, it is mostly subjective, I considered top end talent, consistency, ability as well as my perception of how the team would do if the starter were to get injured for any significant amount of time.   So here they are, my ranking of the Atlantic Division Goaltenders:

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