Originally Posted by OrangeSe7en
Crawford has more help where defenders are concerned. That soft goal he gave up against the Red Wings was really bad. I also think Quick makes more saves that have a higher degree of difficulty.
Crawford hasn't been run out of a game in the playoffs. Quick gave up a soft goal early last night, it happens. If you look at Chicago's wins they are mostly close games, look at all the games they won by shoot out early in the year when they were on their tear.
Chicago doesn't have brusing defenders like LA but they can use their team speed to clear the puck from the zone.
Plus Crawford is one of the better puck handling goalies in the NHL. He makes the D and O better by setting up those stretch passes or getting the puck to the D to clear the zone before the other teams O can get setup.