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Leading up to Wednesday's Game 1, Puck Daddy is previewing every facet of the Stanley Cup Final between the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins — on the ice and off the ice. Tuukka Rask and Corey Crawford both had good views of their teams winning Stanley Cup titles without them in net. In 2010, Crawford was a Black Ace as the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Flyers in six games. The following June, Rask watched from the bench as Tim Thomas played his way to the Conn Smythe and a Cup triumph for the Boston Bruins. Now, they both own the starter's job for the respective teams, with Rask shouldering the load this season for the Bruins, and while Crawford had the most work, he split time with Ray Emery. Entering the 2013 Final, Rask and Crawford are the only netminders owning 12 wins under their belts; both lead all goaltenders in goals against average (1.74 for Crawford, 1.75 for Rask); both are tops in save percentage (.943 for Rask, .935 for Crawford); and both have had success in overtime in this postseason (4-1 for Rask, 3-1 for Crawford). Basically, their teams haven't reached this point of the season in spite of them; Crawford and Rask have played vital roles in the success. So which one gives their team the better edge?


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