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NHL Network ranks top goaltenders

Counting down top 10 in League right now

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From All-Stars to Vezina Trophy winners to Stanley Cup champions, the NHL has a lot of great goalies, each the backbone of his team. It's time to take a look at the League's "Top 10 Goalies Right Now" as chosen by a panel of NHL Network experts:

10. Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators

Rinne, 33, has been the last line of defense for the Predators for the past eight seasons. His 75 wins the past two seasons are tied for third with Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning, behind Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals (89) and Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings (76). Rinne was the runner-up for the 2015 Vezina Trophy after going 41-17-6 with a 2.18 goals-against average (third in the League), a .923 save percentage (seventh) and four shutouts. Rinne has helped the Predators reach the Stanley Cup Playoffs in five of the past seven seasons.

9. Marc-Andre Fleury, Pittsburgh Penguins

Fleury, 31, has had at least 30 wins in seven straight 82-game NHL seasons. The two-time Stanley Cup champion (2009, 2016) is third among active goalies in wins (357) and shutouts (43). He was 35-17-6 (tied for fourth in wins) with a 2.29 GAA (11th), a .921 save percentage (tied for 10th) and five shutouts (tied for fifth) last season. He had a League-high 10 shutouts in 2014-15, has played in the NHL All-Star Game twice (2011, 2015), and was voted Penguins MVP in 2011. Fleury has made at least 60 starts in seven of the past nine 82-game seasons, and had an NHL career-high 42 wins in 2011-12.

Video: Top 10 Goalies: Rinne, Fleury

8. Martin Jones, San Jose Sharks

Jones, 26, was a Stanley Cup winner as Quick's backup with the Kings for the 2013-14 season but broke out in a big way with the Sharks last season, his first as a starter. He was 37-23-4 with a 2.27 GAA, a .918 save percentage and six shutouts in 65 games. He was third in the League in wins and tied for ninth in GAA. Jones particularly was good on the road, going 22-7-3 with a 2.20 GAA and .925 save percentage in 32 games to help the Sharks lead the League in road wins with 28, the most in their history. Jones also helped the Sharks reach the Cup Final for the first time, going 14-10 with a 2.16 GAA, a .923 save percentage and three shutouts in 24 playoff games.

Video: Top 10 Goalies: Crawford, Lundqvist

7. Corey Crawford, Chicago Blackhawks

Crawford, 31, has won the Stanley Cup twice (2013, 2015) in six seasons. Last season, he was 35-18-5 with a 2.37 GAA and .924 save percentage, and led the League with seven shutouts. Crawford has had at least 30 wins in five straight 82-game NHL seasons and made the League's All-Rookie Team in 2010-11. His 48 career NHL playoff wins are third among active goalies, behind Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers (55) and Fleury (53). Crawford also has a 2.26 GAA, a .920 save percentage and five shutouts in 83 career postseason games for Chicago.

6. Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers

Lundqvist, 34, has won at least 30 games in 10 straight 82-game NHL seasons and his 374 wins and 59 shutouts are second among active goalies behind Roberto Luongo of the Florida Panthers (436 wins, 72 shutouts). He won the Vezina Trophy in 2012 and has been a finalist four other times. He also was a finalist for the Hart Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award in 2012. Lundqvist made the NHL First All-Star Team in 2012 and the Second All-Star Team in 2013, and played in the NHL All-Star Game in 2009, 2011 and 2012. He helped the Rangers reach the Stanley Cup Final in 2014 and make three trips to the Eastern Conference Final in four seasons between 2011-12 and 2014-15.

Video: Top 10 Goalies: Schneider, Bishop

5. Cory Schneider, New Jersey Devils

Schneider, 30, is the leader in save percentage (.925) and goals-against average (2.16) among active goalies who have played at least 50 games in the League. He had an NHL career-high 27 wins last season, when he also played in the All-Star Game for the first time. Schneider was 16-4-2 with a 2.23 GAA and .929 save percentage in 25 games with the Vancouver Canucks as a rookie in 2010-11, when he shared the William Jennings Trophy with Luongo. In three seasons with the Devils, Schneider is 69-71-27 but has kept them in almost every game with a 2.14 GAA, .924 save percentage and 12 shutouts.

4. Ben Bishop, Tampa Bay Lightning

Bishop, 29, was a Vezina finalist last season and made the NHL Second All-Star team. He led the League with a 2.06 GAA and was second in save percentage (.926), tied for second in shutouts (six), and tied for fourth in wins (35). Bishop also was a Vezina finalist in 2014 and has had at least 35 wins, a 2.32 GAA or lower, and a .916 save percentage or higher in three straight seasons. Bishop helped the Lightning reach the Stanley Cup Final in 2015 and the Eastern Conference Final last season. He's 21-13 with a 2.09 GAA, a .927 save percentage and five shutouts in 36 career NHL playoff games.

Video: Top 10 Goalies: Quick, Price

3. Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles Kings

Quick, 30, is a two-time Stanley Cup winner (2012, 2014) and a two-time Vezina Trophy finalist. He won the Conn Smythe Trophy in 2012, when he went 16-4 with a 1.41 GAA, a .946 save percentage and three shutouts. He made a League-high 68 starts last season and was second in the League in wins (40), tied for fifth in shutouts (five) and seventh in GAA (2.22). Quick has had at least 27 wins, a 2.24 GAA or lower, a .915 save percentage or higher, and at least five shutouts in three straight seasons.

2. Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens

Price, 29, missed all but 12 games last season because of injuries but was 10-2-0 with a 2.06 GAA, a .934 save percentage and two shutouts following his outstanding 2014-15 season, when he led the League in wins (44), GAA (1.96) and save percentage (.933). He was the first goalie to lead the NHL in those three categories since Ed Belfour in 1990-91, earning him the Hart, Vezina and Jennings trophies. Price also was second in the League with nine shutouts and set the Canadiens record for wins in a season. He has played in the NHL All-Star Game four times (2009, 2011, 2012, 2015).

Video: Top 10 Goalies: Braden Holtby sits atop the list

1. Braden Holtby, Washington Capitals

Holtby, who will be 27 on Sept. 16, won the Vezina Trophy last season after he tied Martin Brodeur's NHL record for wins in a season, going 48-9-7 with a 2.20 goals-against average (sixth) and a .922 save percentage (tied for eighth) in 66 starts (tied for second). That included a 22-game streak when he didn't lose in regulation (20-0-2). Holtby helped the Capitals win the Metropolitan Division and Presidents' Trophy, and he was named to the NHL First All-Star Team. In the past two seasons, he has a League-high 89 wins, and in parts of six seasons, he is 149-60-25 with a 2.37 GAA, a .921 save percentage and 23 shutouts. Despite an under-.500 career record in the NHL playoffs, Holtby has a 1.87 GAA and .937 save percentage in 46 career postseason games.

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