The Hawks put 6 pucks past Tuukka Rask on Wednesday night but the only topic that seems to be on everyone’s mind is Corey Crawfords glove. Crawford didn’t have his best performance of the year by a long shot, but in a season were he bailed out the Hawks numerous times the Hawks offense bailed out #50 for once
Everyone from experts to first time watching a Stanley Cup Final game are talking about the Bruins beating Crawford’s glove hand almost at ease. To be very fair to Crawford the puck off the glass off the top of the net and falling gently into the crease for a Patrice Bergeron goal was very fluky, but the other goals though not considered soft were stoppable.
When watching any Finals coverage from the NHL or NBCSN they say that the Boston Bruins are in control because they know how to beat Crawford. There has to be a certain amount of concern when the Hawks scored 5 regulation goals and still couldn’t win the game until overtime on Brent Seabrook‘s goal, but the Hawks also seemed to find a formula to beat the Bruins defense to score 6 goals.
Crawford still has tremendous stats for the playoffs with .931 save percentage and a 1.86 goals against average which obviously took a hit after Game #4. If you search Crawford’s glove you will find article after article on this topic. I really wanted to know how Hawks fans feel about Crawford.
The question is as Blackhawks fans how concerned are you with Crawford’s glove heading into a pivotal Game#5? Here is the poll question.
One thing is for sure Crawford isn’t close to turning into this…yet!
My vote is it’s one game throw it out Crawford has played great all year and with two days off he has time to refocus and rest! The last time the Hawks played a 6-5 game in the Stanley Cup Finals, the next game was a 2-1 game so even though that was Antti Niemi it just shows that each game is its own animal.
Please vote and post comments on how you feel about #50!
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