Corey Crawford G CHI 1 Day
Crawford will be between the pipes for Friday's game against the Ducks, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Crawford began the second half on a rough note Thursday, stopping only 23 of 27 shots in a narrow loss to the Kings. He'll be back in the net for the first game of a back-to-back set for the Blackhawks, with backup Antti Raanta drawing the nod for Saturday's outing against the Sharks.
Corey Crawford G CHI 2 Days
Crawford let in four goals on 27 shots in Wednesday's loss to the Kings.
Crawford and the Blackhawks clung to a 3-2 lead with 10 minutes remaining in the third period, but the home team would rally to get two goals past the netminder, with Jake Muzzin's game-winner coming with less than four minutes remaining. The ultimate goal wasn't without controversy, however, as Crawford insinuated after the game that he felt the Kings interfered on the play. In any event, it goes down as a poor outing for Crawford, who hasn't seemed to regain his early-season form since returning from a foot injury in December. After holding down a GAA below 2.00 prior to that time, he's since seen that figure inflate to 2.32 for the season, with his save percentage also falling to .919.
Corey Crawford G CHI 3 Days
Crawford will start Wednesday's game against the Kings, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Crawford was in goal for a period of Sunday's NHL All-Star Game and faced 18 shots on goal, but considering the leisurely nature of the 17-12 game, it's not as though he was overworked by any means. With the netminder presumably well-rested, he'll draw the start for the Blackhawks' first game of a six-city road trip. He enters Wednesday's tilt with a robust 18-10-2 record, 2.26 GAA and .921 save percentage.
Corey Crawford G CHI 9 Days
Crawford made 33 saves on 35 shots in Wednesday's 3-2 shootout win over the Penguins.
Crawford played well against one of the league's elite scoring teams, and was able to earn his first win in his last three starts. What's most concerning right now is that the Hawks are consistently allowing more than 30 shots per game, which is a lot more than Crawford has been used to seeing throughout his career. He's playing well, but it's worth keeping an eye on.
Corey Crawford G CHI 9 Days
Crawford will start in net Wednesday against the Penguins, Tracy Myers of CSN reports.
Crawford will look to bounce back from a rough outing Friday against the Stars, when he allowed five goals in a 6-3 loss. He's 17-10-2 on the season with a 2.28 GAA and .920 save percentage.
Corey Crawford G CHI 10 Days
Crawford will back-up Antti Raanta on Tuesday against the Coyotes, but is expected back in goal on Wednesday against Pittsburgh, SportsNetwork reports.
Crawford is going through a tough stretch with eight goals allowed in the last two games, both losses. He is 2-1 in three games in his career against the Penguins with a 1.95 goals against average (GAA) and a .929 save percentage. Crawford is still the number one goalie, but it will be interesting to see if Hawks' coach Joel Quenneville gives more starts to Raanta. He has allowed 31 goals in the 11 games since he was out for almost a month with an injury. In that span he has a 2.81 GAA while for the entire season he has 2.18 GAA. Even with that stretch where he was out of the lineup with an injury, Crawford could equal last season's total of 56 games started.
Corey Crawford G CHI 12 Days
Crawford allowed five goals on 33 shots in Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Stars.
It certainly wasn't Crawford's best outing of the season, though it was arguably his worst as he allowed a season-high of five goals. Though the 30-year-old has lost two in a row and given up eight in that span, it's likely just an aberration as he's been reliable for most of the season. Through 29 starts, he's 17-10-2 with a 2.28 GAA and .920 save percentage and should be continued to be rolled out whenever he starts.
Corey Crawford G CHI 13 Days
Crawford will be in net Sunday against the Stars, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Although he's surrendered eight goals in three games against Dallas this season, Crawford has also gone 3-0 in those contests. Although he's been average of late, going 3-3 in his last six starts, Crawford remains a must-start every time he gets the start in net for the Blackhawks. Crawford is 17-9-2 with a 2.18 GAA and a .923 save percentage through 28 games with Chicago this season.
Corey Crawford G CHI 14 Days
Crawford played well Friday, thwarting 31 of 34 shots, but it wouldn't be enough as the Blackhawks fell 4-2 to the visiting Jets. The fourth goal was an empty-netter.
The Jets have officially had Crawford's number so far this season, as he's now 0-3 against them while allowing seven goals on 74 shots (.905 save percentage). The most alarming fact for the Hawks -- especially if they end up drawing their Central Division rival in the playoffs -- is that all three games have been at home at United Center, a barn where Chicago is 15-6-1. At any rate, Crawford is now 17-9-2 to go with a 2.18 GAA and .923 save percentage this year, and although he's been a rather pedestrian 3-3 since the calendar turned to 2015, he's a must-roll any time he leads Chicago into battle.
Corey Crawford G CHI 16 Days
Crawford will man the net Friday against the Jets, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Crawford has delivered three quality outings in a row, surrendering two goals or fewer while losing to the Avalanche and defeating the Wild on two occasions. The netminder had previously been a little bit inconsistent since returning from a leg injury in late December, but it looks like Crawford is starting to reemerge as the fantasy stud he was earlier in the season. He enters the crease Friday owning a 17-8-2 record, 2.15 GAA and .924 save percentage over 27 starts.