Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford didn't like that San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture was still standing over him when he had the puck covered and play was whistled dead early in the first period Sunday night at the United Center.

So Crawford used his stick to send Couture's flying out of his hands — a forceful statement that the Hawks' net belongs to him.

The same force isn't needed, but the Hawks' other goalie, Ray Emery, understands that, too.