How will Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford respond after losing a 2-0 lead late in the second period, giving up four goals in 10 minutes and 45 seconds, and four on 11 third-period shots?
“He's moved forward off all his games. ... I thought he had a great practice out here today," Chicago Coach Joel Quenneville told reporters Friday after practice at Staples Center.
Crawford was beaten up close, on an awkward bounce, and from near the blue line in Wednesday's 6-2 loss.
“The way he handles the next situation is something that shows he's really developed I guess his efficiency of being the kind of goaltender that you look for as being your key guy," Quenneville said.
Crawford expressed confidence he'll rebound with a strong effort.
"There are thing I can fix easily," Crawford said. "There were a couple of mistakes in my game that just doesn’t happen.
"It’s kind of different when you get blown out in the third period like that compared to a close game you make maybe a little mistake. That just wasn’t our team."