PHT Morning Skate: Crawford’s having another great playoff run


There are no playoff games tonight, so instead we’re taking a look at the news around the league in Thursday’s morning skate.

Corey Crawford might not be regarded as an elite goaltender, but he’s been a big part of the Blackhawks’ recent success. For the second straight year, he has a sub-2.00 GAA and a save percentage over .930 in the playoffs. (Associated Press)

Los Angeles captain Dustin Brown isn’t too worried about the Honda Center crowd when Anaheim hosts the Kings in Game 7. “Quite honestly, San Jose is probably one of the loudest buildings in the whole league and we’ve battled them in the playoffs,” he said. (LA Kings Insider)

A couple of the Detroit Red Wings’ top prospects — Tyler Bertuzzi and Anthony Mantha — will compete against each other in the Memorial Cup championship. (Detroit Free Press)

Boston defenseman Zdeno Chara felt his team was hesitant with the puck early in Game 7 against Montreal last night. That ultimately proved to be fatal for the Bruins’ playoff run. (Boston Globe)

The Pittsburgh Penguins playoff shortcomings might be impacting fan interest. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Here’s an early preview of the upcoming Montreal Canadiens-New York Rangers series. (Newsday)

Finally, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s tweet might open some old wounds in Toronto and Vancouver: