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Crawford is having a laugh about his skills being questioned

Corey Crawford

Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford make a save during an NHL hockey practice Friday, June 21, 2013 in Chicago. The Blackhawks will host the Boston Bruins in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final series Saturday. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)


Corey Crawford could be letting the talk about his apparent tough play get him down. Instead, he’s taking it all in stride with a good sense of humor.’s Joe Haggerty hears from Crawford about the questions about his glove hand in this series, especially after some questionable goals allowed in the Blackhawks’ Game 4 victory, and shrugs it off dutifully.

“Last series they were talking about my blocker side,” said Crawford. “Both sides are bad, I guess.”

Crawford is rolling with a .920 save percentage in this series. During the regular season that might not be too bad, but in the playoffs when every save is critical it’s a bit lacking.

Overall in the playoffs, Crawford is stopping pucks at a .931 percentage which is second only to Tuukka Rask’s .941. Considering both goalies had their issues stopping pucks in Game 4, you wonder what Rask would have to say about his game being questioned. Hint: It would probably be unprintable.

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