Corey Crawford 'dreamed' about the Stanley Cup

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Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford has revealed that he has dreamed about the moment he plays a Stanley Cup for a long time.

The Blackhawks face the Boston Bruins in a seven game series starting Wednesday for the right to win the famous NHL trophy.

The Blackhawks last won the Stanley Cup in 2010 although Crawford played just one game in that campaign and Antti Niemi was the net-minder that led the Blackhawks to the Cup.

The 28-year-old told CSN Chicago: "I dreamed about it my whole life. Worked hard, so it’s nice to finally get there after all the work. But there’s still a lot to do so we’ve got to be ready."

Crawford enters the Stanley Cup Final as statistically the best goaltender in the NHL conceding just 1.74 goals on average per game. He is also second in the save percentage stats with .943.

Perhaps suitably, the behind him in the first category and ahead of him in the second is his Stanley Cup opponent, Boston goaltender Tukka Rask (1.75 goals against average, .943 save percentage).

Crawford has spent his whole NHL career at the Blackhawks, although played in the American National League for the Norfolk Admirals and Rockford IceHogs.

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