B's try to beat Crawford however they can

June, 21, 2013
6/21/13
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CHICAGO -- There's been plenty of talk since the Boston Bruins scored all five of their goals to the glove side of Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals.

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Elsa/Getty ImagesThe Bruins are happy to score on Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford, whether it's glove side or not.
It didn't matter how many Boston scored because the Bruins still lost the game 6-5 in overtime. Since then, it seems as though Crawford's catching glove is the most talked about piece of equipment in sports these days. The fact is the Bruins have had success beating Crawford to the glove side the entire series, but they're not focused solely on exploiting that area of the opposition's net.

"We obviously know and realize we've scored lots of goals high and low on glove side, but when you have the puck in the slot and you're trying to shoot, you just look to where there's room to shoot," said Bruins forward David Krejci. "You don't necessarily go for high or low glove. You're just trying to shoot as hard as you can and shoot to the open spot. It's just happens that we have more than 50 percent goals on the glove side."

Since the Bruins have exposed a weakness, it's not like they're only going to pummel the glove with shots.

"You've just got to keep working to get your chances no matter what it is," said Bruins forward Milan Lucic. "I've always said it: It doesn't matter what's happened in the past. Goalies in particular are going to turn the page and focus on the next game. We know Corey's been good for them all year long and in the playoffs. He's going to bring his best next game, and for us, we've got to do whatever we can to create scoring chances and when we get them we need to bear down on them."

"I don't think it was done purposely on our end of it," Bruins coach Claude Julien said of the glove-side goals. "We happened to shoot there because that's where the opening was at that time. But I think you can score on other areas, hopefully, on Corey Crawford than just the glove. It's one of those games where a lot of them went on that side. But at the end of the day, you're looking for ways to score goals, and whether tips or screens, it doesn't really matter."

Crawford is solid at closing the five-hole and not allowing any goals to sneak through his legs. The way things are going in this series, that's probably where Boston's first goal of Game 5 will go.

Joe McDonald

Reporter, ESPNBoston.com

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