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CHICAGO -- Corey Crawford is playing so well right now that nothing seems to bother him. [url=http://www.officialcanuckshockeysh

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CHICAGO -- Corey Crawford is playing so well right now that nothing seems to bother him. Michael Del Zotto Jersey . When the Chicago Blackhawks had a goal waved off in the second period Sunday, Crawford picked up the slack for his disappointed teammates. Crawford made 25 saves, Jonathan Toews had a big goal in the third and the Blackhawks beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 in Game 1 of the Western Conference final. "Confidence has always been there," Crawford said. "Really the first thing is being prepared, having that preparation to try and have my game at the highest level it can be each time I get out there." He is on quite a roll right now, allowing only one goal in each of the past three games. The 29-year-old Crawford leads the NHL with a 1.90 goals-against average and a .933 save percentage in the playoffs. "He does a good job of never getting too high or too low because tomorrows another day," teammate Brandon Saad said. "He did a great job tonight." Saad had a goal and an assist for defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago, which remained perfect in seven home playoff games this year. Duncan Keith had a tiebreaking score in the third period. Game 2 of the best-of-seven series is Wednesday night. Playing just two days after a Game 7 victory over Anaheim, the Kings got a second-period score from Tyler Toffoli and outshot the Blackhawks 26-20 in the opener of a rematch from last years Western Conference final. But Crawford made a couple of solid stops in another terrific performance. "I think we can do a better of getting in front of the net and make it harder on their goalie because we had some pretty good shots, but nobody was hanging around, so he was able to see everything," Kings centre Anze Kopitar said. With the Blackhawks clinging to a 2-1 lead in the third, Toews, Marian Hossa and Johnny Oduya got loose on a 3-on-1 break. Toews one-timed Oduyas pass right by Jonathan Quick for his sixth playoff goal at 16:10. Quick made 17 saves after he played a key role in Los Angeles rally from a 3-2 deficit in the series against the Ducks. The Kings also battled back from a 3-0 hole against San Jose in the first round. "We had a chance," Los Angeles forward Mike Richards said. "We shot ourselves in the foot a bit on their goals, and give them credit, theyre an opportunistic team. But we made a couple of mistakes and it ended up in our net." Toews 26th career playoff goal came after he had one waved off in a confusing stretch in the second period. It looked as if Chicago had a 2-0 lead when Toews rush to the net resulted in the puck going off the skate of Kings defenceman Slava Voynov and into the goal. But it was waved off after a conference by the officials, prompting a round of boos from the crowd of 21,832 and a waving, yelling display from Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville. According to the NHL, the original call of good goal was changed because the officials decided Toews made incidental contact with Quick before the puck crossed the goal line. The league said the ruling was not reviewable, so the call on the ice remained in place. The sequence seemed to wake up the Kings while deflating the Blackhawks. Los Angeles got its first goal about a minute later, with Tanner Pearson making a terrific pass to the middle to Toffoli for his fourth of the playoffs at 4:35. "I thought we lost a little momentum there," Quenneville said. The Kings then had a couple of chances to take the lead, but Crawford stepped up each time. He denied Kyle Clifford on a 2-on-1 break with 13:42 remaining, and stopped Marian Gaborik and Dustin Brown in rapid succession midway through the period. Crawfords solid play bought Chicago some time to shake off the disallowed goal, and it paid off when Keiths slap shot went off the stick of Kings forward Trevor Lewis and bounced past Quick for a 2-1 lead at 11:54. Crawford made another big save on Jeff Carter in the first minute of the third, and Toffoli had a backhander go off the outside of right post on a breakaway opportunity in the final period. The Blackhawks turned a bad roughing penalty by Kings defenceman Alec Martinez into Saads power-play goal with 5:14 left in the first. The Kings had a prime scoring chance with 2:42 to go in the period, but Nick Leddy tied up Richards at the end of a 2-on-1 break. NOTES: Kings D Willie Mitchell was active for the first time since Game 6 of Los Angeles first-round series against San Jose, but D Robyn Regehr remained out with an injury. He has missed the Kings last seven games. ... Chicago killed off two power-play chances and is 44 for 48 on the kill in the playoffs. ... Blackhawks D Michal Rozsival was active after he was a healthy scratch for the last two games of their second-round series against Minnesota. Sven Baertschi Jersey . A rainy day saw the former champion Djokovic handle 14th-seeded Frenchman Jo- Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) under the roof on the famed Centre Court. Kirk Mclean Jersey . Garcia had eight birdies overall to go with a lone bogey on the fourth to move to an 18-under total of 198 at the Asian Tour event. "I was able to hit some really nice shots and then was able to roll two or three really good putts in and it was nice to be able to finish birdie, birdie on this difficult finishing stretch," Garcia said. http://www.officialcanuckshockeyshop.com/Erik-Gudbranson-Jersey/ . - New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has an agreement to bring back outside linebacker Parys Haralson on a one-year deal.ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher expects Sam Bradford to play in next weeks preseason game against the Green Bay Packers, the quarterbacks first time facing competition since he injured his left knee last October. Fisher said Saturday that he hasnt decided yet how much Bradford, who has declared himself fully healthy after last years knee surgery, will play against the Packers on Aug. 16. Out of 18 players the Rams held out of Friday nights preseason opener against New Orleans, Fisher says 15 or 16 should play next week. With so many starters sitting out, the 26-24 loss turned sloppy at times - including during a ragged final drive that ended with Greg Zuerlein scrambling to attempt a 59-yard field goal as time expired after a rare intentional grounding penalty on a spike to stop the clock. That was St. Louis 14th penalty of the game. "When you have nine starters that dont play for whatever reason, you end up playing a lot of players earlier in the ball game. And when that happens, some of the inexperience translates into penalties," Fisher said. "We had way too many penalties." On the flip side, Fisher got extended looks at many of his rookies - including first-round picks Greg Robinson and Aaron Donald. Both got mixed review from Fisher, as did just about every rookie whose name was mentioned during Fishers news conference. Robinsons most glaring mistake came on New Orleans second drive, when Brodrick Bunkley was allowed to rush right up the middle and sack Shaun Hill. "We had a problem early with communication inside, He turned the nose guard loose and he was supposed to come down. That resulted in a sack," Fisher said. "But from a run game standpoint, he was good. Most of the time, his pass protection was solid. . I thought he played pretty well, considering he played two positions."; Fisher said he saw positive flashes from Donald and seemed pleased with fellow defensive tackle Ethan Westbrooks. Christopher Tanev Jersey. He also heaped praise upon Alex Bayer, an undrafted rookie from Bowling Green who caught a 42-yard pass just before the 2-minute warning to give the Rams a chance at a game-winning field goal. As for the most watched rookie in training camp, Fisher said Michael Sam played "pretty well" but also made his share of mistakes. "I would expect him to play much better this week after hes got has whatever it is behind him, like the rest of the rookie class and first year-guys," Fisher said. "The first preseason game is nerve-wracking. I think theyll settle down." Robinson, who split time between guard and tackle as three offensive line starters sat out, said he had some nerves at kickoff but thought he settled in fairly quickly. "It was a great feeling and I really just missed being in front of a crowd and playing. So it was something good to get back at," Robinson said. "I really was looking forward to it, and even though it was a preseason game, we have to still hold ourselves accountable." Across the board, that will start with getting rid of the penalties, missed tackles and mental mistakes. Some of that should come naturally as veterans get in the game, the rookies jitters fade away and everything gets a little more serious. Demonstrating the nature of opening preseason games, Fisher said his first-half challenge of a spot was only because he knew the league was experimenting with a new replay system and he wanted to do referee Carl Cheffers a favour, even if he basically gave away a timeout. He blamed one missed field goal on a lack of chemistry between a second-string long snapper and holder. "You should see everybody take a big step this week," Fisher said. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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