Crawford is going to get his money and he is going to deserve what he gets.
But here’s the news flash for the Kings. They’re not going to win at home in Game 3 unless they play a lot better at the Staples Center than they did at the United Center.
Yes, through two games of the Western Conference Finals, the better goaltender is the one in the red sweater.
Marian Hossa had two goals and an assist, Corey Crawford made 19 saves, and the Chicago Blackhawks crashed the Kings’ Stanley Cup championship celebration with a 5-2 victory over Los Angeles on Saturday.
Jonathan Quick made 38 saves to earn his NHL-leading fifth shutout, and Trent Hunter and Jarret Stoll scored to lead the Los Angeles Kings past the Chicago Blackhawks 2-0 on Wednesday night.
Jonathan Toews scored the go-ahead goal in the second period after winning a faceoff from Mike Richards, helping the Blackhawks beat the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 on Saturday night.