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Crawford admits glove-side adjustment could be made

Friday, 06.21.2013 / 6:40 PM

By Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer / Stanley Cup Final series blog

CHICAGO -- Despite the ongoing discussion and analysis of his glove side, and why the Boston Bruins appear to be targeting it, Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford said after practice Friday he has not talked to goalie coach Stephane Waite about any adjustments.

Crawford would not rule out the possibility of he and Waite sitting down to discuss potential technical adjustments before Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday at United Center (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, RDS).

Boston has scored eight of its 12 goals in the Cup Final on Crawford's glove side.

"Sometimes you need your goalie coach to look and see," Crawford said. "As a goalie, it's tough sometimes to really know if you're fine, if there's nothing to change or if there's something to change. Sometimes you need that extra set of eyes to figure that out for you.

"If there is an adjustment we can make that will help us, yeah, for sure [we will make it]."

Crawford said he doesn't want to get too caught up in what people are saying about his glove side or too focused on the idea the Bruins are targeting it.

"Obviously they have shot there a lot more than the blocker side, but for me I can't start thinking about that because you get in trouble if you think they're going to shoot glove," Crawford said. "As a goalie you never want to be thinking out there. You want to read and react."

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Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.

— Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on his team's OT Game 1 win vs. Minnesota Wild