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Toews on Crawford: ‘He’s doing it all’

Jun 9, 2013, 9:55 AM EDT

Corey Crawford AP

Chicago making the Stanley Cup finals for the second time in the last four seasons comes as no surprise considering their talent all over the ice. If you ask captain Jonathan Toews about why he thinks they’ve made it this far, he’ll point the finger at his own goal.

Toews credits Corey Crawford for being their rock in net and helping them move to within four wins of their second Stanley Cup championship.

“Certainly he deserves all the credit in the world and then some,” Toews said. “He’s doing it all.”

Against Los Angeles, Crawford stood tall and outdueled  last year’s Conn Smythe Trophy winner Jonathan Quick. Considering how well he was playing coming into the Western Conference finals that’s saying a lot. Truth be told, in this series Crawford was just more consistent.

In the five games he gave up a total of 10 goals and tossed up a .927 save-percentage and a 1.82 goals-against average. If he can keep the Bruins under two goals per game in the Stanley Cup finals, things will be looking up for the Blackhawks.

  1. hammerhead5573 - Jun 9, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    And he is correct too. For a goalie that was amazing in the regular season and playoffs only to have to hear the other goalie is better, I would say Crawford has been solid. Some really bright bulbs were saying it was his def in front of him. I can count on 2 hands in these playoffs how many odd man breaks or breakaways he stopped. It speaks volumes when he constantly keeps his team in nearly every game.

  2. kingsforever - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    Crawford: “can’t say the same about Toews”.

    Anyway, Good luck y’all

    • hammerhead5573 - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:47 AM

      Or Quick about Dustin Brown

      • no - Jun 9, 2013 at 1:00 PM

        or anze kopitar

  3. kingsfan68 - Jun 9, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    brown as it turns out tore his pcl, Doughty had a high ankle sprain, Williams has separated shoulder. . my boys played well and as kings fans we should be proud of them for how they performed.

    • 19to77 - Jun 9, 2013 at 1:56 PM

      Meh. Every losing team comes out with their injury reports the day after. I’m sure as many ‘Hawks, Bruins and Pens are hurt too. Nobody makes it to the conference finals unscathed.

  4. rgledz - Jun 9, 2013 at 1:52 PM

    Hey kingsforever……How do you know that Towes isn’t hurt too? It’s not like they’re gonna say. Also, watch the game winner last night…..I think Towes may have been involved. Go Hawks!

  5. kingsforever - Jun 9, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    Playing the Blues and Sharks leads to more injuries than the Wild and Red Wings

    • 19to77 - Jun 9, 2013 at 4:03 PM

      And making excuses is the sign of a fairweather fanbase.

      Not that anyone’s surprised that the Kings’ fanbase is.

  6. clefty1 - Jun 9, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    Crawford’s stats have more to do with the team in front of him helping him out, Quick is a better goalie and so is Rask for that matter, put Crawford between the pipes for the Red Wings and the Wings do not make the playoffs..

    • alexbaymac - Jun 10, 2013 at 11:07 AM

      LOL Quick let in far more ‘softies’ this year than Crawford did! Better? Not this series. Actually, Quick let in more soft goals this year than Crow did LAST year against the Yotes…the year he earned the Softie King title. I guess that’s one title the Kings did capture this year. 😉
      All that to say, I disagree with your statement but I think Quick is an amazing goalie. He gave the Kings a chance to win (nearly) every game. But to give all the credit to the D & call Quick ‘better’ because of that is not accurate.

  7. florida727 - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    I’m still waiting for a post from the guy that referred to Patrick Kane as being nothing more than a “support” player after Game 4. The clown that said Kane would never be a “star”. You out there, buddy?

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