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Chicago Blackhawks Sunday Viewing- Crawford’s Big Saves

By Keith Schultz
Jun 15, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford hoists the Stanley Cup after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning in game six of the 2015 Stanley Cup Final at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 15, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford hoists the Stanley Cup after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning in game six of the 2015 Stanley Cup Final at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports /
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Corey Crawford has been the Chicago Blackhawks #1 goalie since 2010 and he’s compiled a pretty impressive highlight reel. 

The Chicago Blackhawks #1 goalie Corey Crawford has been the backstop of the team since 2010, and even though he’s won 2 Stanley Cups since taking over the reigns, he’s never been beloved by the entire fan base.

Goalies are a fickle bunch and like a goalie fans can be just the same about their teams #1 backstop.  All it takes is a bad night or two and the back up goalie becomes everyone’s favorite name to talk about and chant.

The great thing about Crawford is that he can put a bad night or bad week in the rearview mirror and comeback better than ever.

The best example of this is when Crawford stunk up the joint in Nashville in Game #1 of the 2015 Western Conference Playoff series, and Scott Darling came in to shut down the Preds and eventually the Hawks won the game in triple overtime.

Darling started the rest of the way in that series until his game became a bit unglued and then Crawford with some time on the bench to reflect shut the door and the march to the 2015 Stanley Cup playoff was on and Crawford played sensational the rest of the way including shutting out the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game #6 of the Stanley Cup Final to clinch the Cup.

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Later in the post there will be an entire highlight reel of Crawford’s saves and this save on

Jordan Eberle

is included, but I highlighted it because it’s my favorite Crawford save and the Foley call of how do you like leather now is Classic Foley.

Crawford has saved the day many of times including some really great performances in pressure situations.  It’s interesting to look back though at how history could be shining even brighter on Crawford if it wasn’t for a couple of really bad plays in front of him.

Game #7 in Vancouver it was a Chris Campoli turnover.  In Game #7 against LA it was a deflected puck off of Nick Leddy, and this past year it was a terrible play at center ice by Erik Gustafsson that created a Troy Brouwer series clinching goal.

Even with those demons Crawford has hoisted the Stanley Cup twice and will have plenty of chances in the future to do it again.  The Chicago Blackhawks goalie has made some great saves in his career and here is a 4 minute clip of some of his best!!

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