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By Michael Widlanski
Leveling the battlefield to aid terrorists enables evil to fight on
Topic - Corey Crawford
Los Angeles improved to 7-0 in elimination games with its third Game 7 win on the road this postseason with the 5-4 overtime victory in Chicago.
Alec Martinez scored at 5:47 of overtime, and the Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 Sunday night to advance to the NHL's championship for the second time in three years.
Patrick Kane skated to a patch of open ice near the painted Stanley Cup logo and fired a long, low shot at the Los Angeles net, hoping to hit an invisible hole.
Los Angeles police say they are investigating a battery report from a fan who says Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford sprayed water in his face during Game 4 of the Western Conference final against the Kings at Staples Center.
Corey Crawford and Jonathan Quick both realize that even a Stanley Cup ring doesn't protect a goalie from criticism after a bad game.
Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks had plenty of questions after they had a goal disallowed in Game 1 of the Western Conference final.
Sure, the Chicago Blackhawks have no shortage of skilled forwards with a history of clutch goals.
Corey Crawford is playing so well right now that nothing seems to bother him. When the Chicago Blackhawks had a goal waved off in the second period Sunday, Crawford picked up the slack for his disappointed teammates.
Corey Crawford made 25 saves, Jonathan Toews had a big goal in the third period and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-1.
Corey Crawford started every single playoff game when the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup last year. Detroit had Jimmy Howard in goal, Jonathan Quick was in net for Los Angeles, Boston had Tuukka Rask, and Crawford beat each one of them.
Kane scored on a backhand at 9:42 of the extra period to lift the Blackhawks to a 2-1 victory over the Wild in Game 6 to clinch their second-round Western Conference series on Tuesday night, the fourth playoff overtime winner of his career.
The Chicago Blackhawks were chasing for much of the game, and the Minnesota Wild just kept generating chance after chance to score.
The Chicago Blackhawks know that holding on to the Stanley Cup isn't going to be easy.
This time, it was hard work for the Chicago Blackhawks. No pretty goals on this night, just get to the front of the net and fight for a chance.
The Minnesota Wild have turned their home ice into a deafening, discouraging place for opponents to play in the playoffs.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police say they are investigating a battery report from a fan who says Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford sprayed water in his face during Game 4 of the Western Conference final against the Kings at Staples Center.
"We've said a million times, not everything is going to go your way all the time," Crawford said Friday after practice at Staples Center. "So we've got to keep playing hard, keep playing the way you can."