Toucher: 'I think Crawford is vulnerable'

Toucher: 'I think Crawford is vulnerable'
June 21, 2013, 9:00 pm
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Corey Crawford was the winning goalie in Game 4, but he still gave up five goals.

That fact hasn't escaped Fred Toucher, who joined Gary Tanguay and Glenn Ordway on UNO Sports Tonight to discuss the Blackhawks lineup.

"I think Crawford is vulnerable," said Toucher, when he joined Sports Tonight.

Crawford has allowed an average of three goals per game in the Stanley Cup Finals.

* Blackhawks forward Bryan Bickell was placed on the same line as Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane for Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals after coach Joel Quenneville decided to make some lineup changes when his team fell behind 2-1 in the series.

It worked. 

Bickell finished the game with a plus-3, Kane and Toews both scored and the Blackhawks took Game 4 6-5 in overtime. 

So now the question looms: If Quenneville had assembled this group before the start of the series, would it be a different situation?

Toucher doesn't think so.

"[Quenneville's] been breaking up that top six the entire season," Toucher said. "People think in Boston that Bickell is a power forward. He hasn't been. These playoffs, until this series, he produced a lot of points, but he's been very frustrating to Chicago and their fans, he was captain wrist shot, he didn't want to get in front of the net.

"Quenneville has been changing things up and I wouldn't be surprised if he does it again if things don't get going to his liking in the beginning of Game 5."

See what else Toucher had to say about the Cup Finals in the video above. 

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