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Chicago Blackhawks: 25 Moments To Be Thankful For

By Keith Schultz
15 of 25

Jun 1, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Los Angeles Kings goalie

Jonathan Quick

(32) shakes hands with Chicago Blackhawks goalie

Corey Crawford

(50) after game seven of the Western Conference Final of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Corey Crawford And Jonathan Quick Share Words

Sorry, this isn’t about Andrew Shaw‘s disallowed headbutt goal against Anaheim in the 2015 postseason. This is about Corey Crawford having his teammates’ backs. While the goaltender technically always has his guys’ backs by being the last line of defense for their errors, Crow has shown over time that he’s willing to do more than stop pucks in order to help his teammates.

In Game 6 of the 2014 Western Conference finals, Quick was unhappy at the end of the second period after getting bowled over by Andrew Shaw. After Quick pouted near the net, he skated toward his bench … but Crow stood in his way. The took actually butted heads before a referee separated them. Crow seemed to relish not only backing up Shaw but also getting in his opponent’s head.

A year earlier, also in the Western Conference finals against Los Angeles, Crow got in between Jonathan Toews and Kyle Clifford when the latter was continuously taking shots at the captain while referees tended to a fight between Michal Rozsival and Colin Fraser. It immediately generated a “COR-EY COR-EY” chant from the crowd and showed Crow always has his teammates’ backs, something fans should be way more grateful for than they currently are.

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