Thursday, April 28, 2011
Mentally Tough Performer of the Week (Week 2) Dwayne Roloson
It was a very tough decision to select the most mentally tough player from Round 1. With four Game 7s and some big time efforts from goaltenders, forwards and defenseman a number of players are deserving. Alex Burrows, Corey Crawford, and Brian Boucher all came up big for their teams but I am going to go with Dwayne Roloson goaltender for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Roloson was the difference for the Lightning in defeating the Penguins in Game 7 at the Consol Energy Center. His 36 save shutout improved his record in elimination games to 6-0. A big time effort! Furthermore, Roloson's confidence and composure in the net provided the Lightning the solid consistency to finish off the Penguins on the road in Game 7. Without Roloson most likely the Pens are still at the office and not at the links today.