Corey Crawford is cursed. The Blackhawks goaltender took to the Soldier Field ice on Saturday in his regular mask, because his custom Stadium Series mask just never showed up. Missing? Stolen? He wasn't sure, and neither were Reebok or FedEx. But now a set of his leg pads have also disappeared from Soldier Field, and the Blackhawks believe it was no accident.
"This is crazy," Crawford said. "I've never seen this before. I've never heard of this before. It's crazy, man. The trainers are all stunned that it happened. Honestly, I told every guy and some of the guys didn't believe it happened.
"Those are the ones I wear all the time — gone," he said. "I was speechless."
Crawford wore black pads in the win over Pittsburgh to match the Blackhawks uniform scheme, but somewhere along the lines, his white ones—his regular ones—were absconded with. Crawford believes surveillance video will eventually reveal the pad thief.
Suspect number one: This guy.
Raanta's pads were better anyway.