The first-round series between the Blues and Blackhawks has so far been defined by the excellent goaltending of Corey Crawford and Brian Elliott. The St. Louis netminder stole a win in a shutout in Game 1, and now Crawford is putting on a show in Chicago.
In the first save before a furious sequence for the Blues, who are down 2-1 in the second period to the Blackhawks, Crawford stretched out in the splits to snag a one-timed shot from the slot.
Jori Lehtera was just too close to the slot to get a better angle on the shot and was unable to elevate the puck enough to get past the diving hand of Crawford. If that puck went a few more inches across the ice to Vladimir Tarasenko, Crawford would have never been able to dive across the way he did.