CHICAGO – Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins and Corey Crawford of the Chicago Blackhawks have waited patiently for a chance to play in the Stanley Cup finals, and each goalie is determined to take advantage of the opportunity.
Rask and Campbell have put up nearly identical numbers. They're big, fundamentally sound goalies who have earned the confidence and faith of their more famous teammates.
While Rask has attracted attention for his terrific performance in Boston's sweep of Pittsburgh in the Eastern Conference finals, Crawford also is putting together a solid postseason. Crawford leads the NHL with a 1.74 goals-against average in the playoffs, just ahead of Rask (1.75 GAA).
Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals is Wednesday night in Chicago.