Intimidating hockey masks

It looks like the Lightning are taking bad shots when they fire from the goal line extended...Just a little something to read if you happen to spend extra time in the penalty box and don't really want to come out because you cost the Blackhawks a 4-3 game to the Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final: 1."On the other hand, when my goalie doesn't play well, I feel sad for them."Bergeron has been designing Crawford's masks since 2001, when the goalie played in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. When I have a good goalie, it's good for the business."Bergeron said Crawford prefers simple, bold designs that can be easily seen from a distance.With the Hawks in the Stanley Cup Final for the third time in six years, Bergeron's art is again in the international spotlight."Many times I have goose bumps on my arms," Bergeron said. Just a little something to read if you happen to spend extra time in the penalty box and don't really want to come out because you cost the Blackhawks a 4-3 game to the Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final: 1.Before the season, Crawford talks to Bergeron about the elements he is looking for in a new mask design.The artist then sketches a mock-up of the design and emails it to the goalie.One of his favorite designs is the one he did for Ilya Bryzgalov, then of the Anaheim Ducks.

(Nuccio Di Nuzzo, Chicago Tribune) When Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford makes a big save Monday — or, shudder the thought, allows a Tampa Bay goal — one man in a Quebec river town will be particularly riveted.Crawford, who also is from Quebec, is one of his biggest customers, Bergeron said.That he plays for the Blackhawks, a team whose colors, insignias and logos, Bergeron said, are "coolest in all of sports history," allows for added inspiration and creativity.The top of that mask has a plume of feathers, with the retro "Indian head" Hawks logo on one side and the "C" hatchet logo on the other.Crawford was hit in the mask with a puck in May, right as Bergeron was preparing to leave on a vacation.

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