ANAHEIM -- Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford wasn't in the mood after Game 7 of the Western Conference Final at Honda Center on Saturday to dwell on the pain he felt a year ago at this stage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Following this 5-3 victory against the Anaheim Ducks, Crawford was too focused on what's ahead to think about redemption earned for a stinging defeat that happened June 1, 2014 at United Center.
After making 35 saves to eliminate Anaheim and advance to Chicago's third Stanley Cup Final in six seasons, Crawford opted to keep his eyes on what's next: Game 1 against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena on Wednesday (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, TVA Sports).
"I don't think any of us think about last year," he said. "All we're thinking about is having a chance to play for the Cup. That's enough motivation right there."