The Blackhawks’ goaltending switcheroo was a big story through the first round. First it was Corey Crawford, then Scott Darling, then Crawford again.
When the Blackhawks faced the Minnesota Wild in the 2013 Western Conference quarterfinals, most had a pretty good idea of how the series would go.
When coach Joel Quenneville was asked who his goaltender would be following the Blackhawks’ Game 6 victory over Nashville on Saturday, he gave enough of a hint that you figured it would be Corey C
Corey Crawford dealt with the ups and downs of this series with the same demeanor. It’s probably what got him through it all.
It’s not how you start. It’s how you finish. And while the Blackhawks would love to start a hell of a lot better than they did on Saturday night, they’ll take the way it ended.