May 17, 2013
Steady Corey Crawford key to Blackhawks success
Goaltender just needs to keep his team in the game
By DEREK VAN DIEST, QMI Agency

Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford makes a save on a deflection by Red Wings forward Daniel Cleary during Game 1 of their NHL Western Conference semifinal at the United Center in Chicago, May 15, 2013. (JIM YOUNG/Reuters)

CHICAGO - Corey Crawford doesn't have to go out and win the Western Conference semifinal for the Chicago Blackhawks. He just has to try and keep from losing it.

As the starting goaltender for the Blackhawks in the playoffs, Crawford is not expected to see as much rubber as his counterpart in the Detroit Red Wings net.

But the shots he does face still need to be turned aside, even if they come between long stretches of play.



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