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Game Four

Game four was the highest scoring game to date in the finals. Chicago won 6-5 in overtime. Not coincidentally it was the game with the best ice surface in the series so far. I find it hard to imagine that these teams could score eleven total goals on the bad ice of a couple earlier games. It was a defensively sloppy game which went a long way to showing that neither team has an elite goaltender. This is especially true of Corey Crawford who may have won but he only stopped 28 of 33 shots for a .848 saves percentage tonight. Chicago's offence came alive for the first time in the series. Patrick Kane had a good game and Jonathan Toews scored a goal. If this keeps going, Chicago will be hard to beat. I am still supporting David Krejci as the Conn Smythe leader. He only scored one assist in this high scoring game but his top rival Tuukka Rask allowed six goals and that re-opened some space between the two in my mind. Should Chicago win the Stanley Cup, I still support Krejci as the playoff MVP but I recognize that voters are likely to want to pick a Chicago player. If I had to pick a Hawk player as their playoff MVP, I would pick Duncan Keith their defensive stalwart but that pick is questionable as Zdeno Chara has been a better a defenceman but on Boston. It will be interesting to see what the voters do with the Conn Smythe Trophy if Chicago wins the cup.

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