CHICAGO -- Corey Crawford started every single playoff game when the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup last year. Trey Burton Jersey . Detroit had Jimmy Howard in goal, Jonathan Quick was in net for Los Angeles, Boston had Tuukka Rask, and Crawford beat each one of them. Chicagos unassuming goaltender still had his doubters when this season began. Not so much right now. Crawford is among the NHLs playoff leaders with a .931 save percentage and 1.97 goals-against average, leading the Blackhawks to the Western Conference finals for the fourth time in six seasons. The breakout post-season comes after he set career highs for games and starts while going 32-16-10 during the regular season. "Its another step closer to our ultimate goal and were pretty excited about that right now," Crawford said moments after he helped finish off Minnesota in the second round. "Resilient bunch and we never give up or get down, never get too high. That was a pretty good finish for this one." With Chicago locked in a tight series with the improving Wild, Crawford stepped up at a pivotal moment for the Blackhawks title defence. He had 27 saves in Game 5, helping the Blackhawks rally for a 2-1 win and a 3-2 series lead. Then he made 34 more stops in a 2-1 win at Minnesota on Tuesday night, keeping his team in the game until Patrick Kane got free for the series-clinching goal in overtime. "He was big," Kane said. "Seems to be a trend in this building, kind of in the second period, that they outplay us. Im sure he wasnt happiest with us with how we were playing in front of him. But he did what he does. Hes a great goaltender, and we feel hes the best in the league for that reason." It was Minnesotas first home loss of the post-season, but Crawford didnt sound all that impressed with his performance. "I rate it a as a win," he said. "Thats the only thing that counts." Crawford was just a spectator when the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in 2010, beating Philadelphia in six games. He took over as Chicagos starting goaltender the following season and posted a career-high 33 wins. Crawford took his lumps when the Blackhawks lost in the first round of the NHL playoffs in 2011 and 2012. He put those years of difficult lessons to good use last summer, when he went 16-7 with a .932 save percentage and an NHL-best 1.84 GAA in Chicagos run to the title. Now hes back for more. Next up is a rematch with the Kings, who lost to the Blackhawks in the conference finals a year ago, or a showdown with the Anaheim Ducks, the Wests top seed. Anaheim held a 3-2 series lead going into Wednesday nights game at Los Angeles. "Every round gets harder," said the 29-year-old Crawford, who received a $36 million, six-year contract extension after last years title. "Two really strong teams that are playing right now, were going to have to face one of them. Have to get some rest and prepare to work harder for our opportunities." Joel Iyiegbuniwe Bears Jersey . Footballs governing body said Tuesday that of the 2,577,662 tickets allocated for this years tournament, 1,041,418 have gone to people in Brazil. The U. Chase Daniel Jersey . New York Red Bulls. TSN primes Vancouver fans for the start of the 2014 season with MLS on TSN: Season Preview Special airing tonight at 7:30pm et/4:30pm pt on TSN2 (encore Friday at 3:30pm et/12:30pm pt on TSN2). http://www.bearsrookiestore.com/ . Price was hurt at the start of Wednesdays practice after facing just one shot as the team worked on their power play. He left the ice in discomfort and appeared to be favouring his leg. A Habs source told TSNs John Lu that Price suffered the injury in Sochi and not before the Olympics.Former World Wrestling Entertainment superstar CM Punk, real name Phil Brooks, has signed with the UFC, the promotion announced during the broadcast of UFC 181 on Saturday. The idea of being able to step inside the octagon was an opportunity I could not deny myself, said Brooks in an interview with commentator Joe Rogan during the broadcast. Welcome to the UFC @CMPunk! #UFC #WWE UFC President Dana White tweeted along with an Instagram picture of CM Punk. The former wrestler iss planning to make his debut in either the 170 pound or 185 pound weight class and his debut date has yet to be conferment. Aaron Lynch Bears Jersey. The 36-year-old Chicago native left the WWE early in 2014 amid speculation of problems that he had with the company. Brooks will try to follow in the footsteps of former UFC Champion Brock Lesnar who left the WWE promotion and after a failed attempt to make the National Football League, captured the UFCs heavyweight title in 2008. Cheap Ducks JerseysCheap Coyotes JerseysCheap Bruins JerseysCheap Sabres JerseysCheap Flames JerseysCheap Hurricanes JerseysCheap Blackhawks JerseysCheap Avalanche JerseysCheap Blue Jackets JerseysCheap Stars JerseysCheap Red Wings JerseysCheap Oilers JerseysCheap Florida Panthers JerseysCheap Los Angeles Kings JerseysCheap Wild Jerseys ' ' '