Jun 13, 2013, 1:41 AM EDT
The Boston Bruins put together some highlight reel-quality opportunities in two-plus overtime periods against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final, but Corey Crawford was up to the task.
The 28-year-old netminder stopped 51 out of 54 shots in what was close to two games worth of play, with the Bruins getting chances like these:
Such strong play (and dangerous moments) prompted some serious praise from head coach Joel Quenneville.
“Crowe was great. He kept us in there,” Quenneville said. “He made several all-alone plays and saves. Had some odd-man breaks, some dangerous looks. He was great.”
“You can’t even put that into words,” Toews said. “He made some unbelievable saves.”
“I had him beat, but while I was shooting I got tripped and my hands got tied up,” Daugavins said.
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