Goalies will be big story in Stanley Cup final

Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford makes a save against the Los Angeles Kings during Game 5...

Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford makes a save against the Los Angeles Kings during Game 5 of the NHL Western Conference final in Chicago, June 8, 2013. (REUTERS/Jim Young)

CHRIS STEVENSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:44 PM ET

In the O’Hare International Airport terminal, there’s a huge banner of Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford looking down upon the bustling travellers.

Many passing under the massive likeness in one of the world’s busiest airports likely don’t know who Corey Crawford is or care about him or the fact the Stanley Cup final is about to begin here Wednesday night.

But Crawford, the 28-year-old from Montreal, will loom large over this series, as will Tuukka Rask, his brilliant, young counterpart with the Boston Bruins.

It is interesting that the Blackhawks, the 2010 Stanley Cup champions, and the Bruins, who won in 2011, arrive here with fresh, new faces in goal.


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