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Trevor Crawford walked off the TD Garden ice and into a dark hallway. He had no idea where he’s going.
The 30-year-old is grinning incessantly and gazing back at the lights and the celebration still on the ice.
His little brother is Corey Crawford, goalie for the Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks.
It was validation against the critics who didn’t think Crawford could be an NHL starting goalie. Also validation for those who questioned if Crawford should be benched in these Finals.
“All the years of hard work, dedication, rejection, fighting through things time and time again — it’s all right here,” said Trevor Crawford, earlier on the ice, after he gave his little brother a bear hug. “And it’s all over now.”