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June 21, 2013

Seabrook tired of praise for Toews

CHICAGO — Brent Seabrook had had enough of hearing about all the good things Jonathan Toews was doing for the Chicago Blackhawks. The bottom line: Their captain wasn’t scoring.

That finally changed in Wednesday’s 6-5 overtime win at Boston.

Toews was one of six Blackhawks players to score, notching his second goal of the playoffs to help Chicago tie the Stanley Cup finals at two games apiece. Game 5 is Saturday at the United Center.

“To be completely honest, I was sick and tired of hearing everybody talk about everything that Johnny’s doing right,” Seabrook said. “He’s a great player. He’s one of the best in the league, and I just told him that he’s got to stop thinking about that, too. He’s got to stop thinking about everything that he’s doing right and stop worrying about not scoring goals. He’s got to score goals for us. He’s a big part of our team.”

No goalie switch

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville made it clear he’s sticking with Corey Crawford in goal and has no intention of going with Ray Emery.

“No, we’re very comfortable with Corey,” Quenneville said Thursday. “Corey’s been rock solid all year for us. He’s got the ball. He’s been outstanding. He’s the biggest reason why we’re here today.”

Crawford and Emery shared the William M. Jennings Award while leading Chicago to the best record during the regular season. The Blackhawks allowed a league-low 97 goals, and there was even some debate over who should be their No. 1 goalie in the postseason.

— AP

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