Crawford will be the Blackhawks starter in game 3.
Crawford allowed five goals on 30 shots, including three unanswered to begin the third period, that put the Hawks down 4-2. The Kings went onto win the game 6-2, a performance Crawford will try to put behind him for game 3 tonight in Los Angeles.
Crawford saved 25 of 26 shots in the Hawks' 3-1 win over the Kings in game 1 on Sunday. He continues to be great in the post season as he paces the NHL with a 1.90 GAA. Chicago has been nearly unbeatable at the United Center, winning 18 of their last 20 at home.
Crawford stopped 34 of 35 shots in the Blackhawks 2-1 OT win over the Wild in game 6 of round 2. He finished the second round with a 1.97 GAA and .926 SV% which has him ranked first in both categories in the postseason--1.97 GAA / .931 SV%. Crawford won his only start against the Kings this season.
Crawford will look to close out the series tonight in Minnesota.
Crawford stopped 27 of 28 shots in a 2-1 win over the Wild in game 5. But now he heads back to Xcel Energy Center where he allowed seven goals on 48 shots (.854 SV%) in games 3 and 4. The Blackhawks had trouble generating offence in those games, so Crawford will need to be bring his A-game this evening incase that trend continues.
Crawford surrendered four goals on 31 shots in a 4-2 loss in game 4. After allowed seven goals in two games in Minnesota, Crawford heads back to Chicago where he is 5-0 with a 1.35 GAA and .955 SV% this postseason. The Wild have been able to shut the Blackhawks down in the last two games, but this is a powerful offence that can not be held down forever.
Crawford starts in goal for the Blackhawks in game 4.
Crawford allowed three goals on 17 shots in a 4-0 loss in Minnesota on Tuesday. The loss snapped a six-game playoff winning streak for Crawford and the Blackhawks. Tonight, the Hawks will try and get the Wild on the brink of elimination with a win that will give them a 3-1 series lead heading back to Chicago. Crawford has posted a 2.00 GAA and .912 SV% in the first three games of the series.
Crawford will be in goal for the Blackhawks in game 3.
Crawford stopped 18 of 19 shots in the Hawks' 4-1 win in game 2. Crawford was not nearly as busy as he was in game 1, resulting in a relatively easy win for the 29-year-old. He was won his last six straight starts, something that is not easy to do in the NHL playoffs. A seventh straight win tonight, would give Chicago a 3-0 stranglehold on the series, and I like their chances given they have outscored the Wild 9-3 so far.
Crawford stood tall in game 1, stopping 30 of 32 shots en route to the 5-2 win. He has won five in a row with a 1.51 GAA and .951 SV%. Crawford still is not looked at as an elite goaltender, but his 21-9 record, 1.87 GAA and .933 SV% in his last 30 playoff starts speak for themselves.
Crawford will start for Chicago in game 1 vs. Minny.
Crawford stopped 35 of 36 in the 5-1 win that eliminated the Blues in game 6. Crawford wrapped up the round at 4-2 with a 1.98 GAA and .935 SV%. He comes into the second round having gone 2-2-0 with a 2.98 GAA and .886 SV% against the Wild this season. The Blackhawks catch a nice break with Ilya Bryzgalov being thrust back into the crease for game 1 due to an upper-body injury to Darcy Kuemper.
Coming off a postseason when he was one of best players for the Stanley Cup champions, Corey Crawford will once again be a major key to the Blackhawks’ success this spring. While regular-season numbers don’t automatically translate to the postseason, Crawford did put up very competitive numbers against the Blues this year, going 2-1-1 with a 1.72 GAA and .935 SV%.
Crawford will start for the Blackhawks Friday, Antti Raanta figures to start Saturday.
Crawford made 28 saves on 30 shots in a 3-2 overtime win over Montreal on Wednesday. He has won each of his last three starts while holding the opposition to two goals in each game with a .925 SV%. Tonight in Washington is expected to be his final start of the regular season. He holds a 32-15-10 record with a 2.22 GAA and .918 SV% on the year.
Crawford stopped 21 of 23 shots in a 4-2 win over the Blues on Sunday. Crawford has been really consistent this season. He has posted a 2.00 GAA and .918 SV% in his last 10, which is right on par with his numbers on the season (2.22 / .918). Tonight, he faces a Canadiens team who are resting multiple players, but have won seven of their last eight.
Crawford stopped 25 of 27 shots in a win over the Wild on Thursday. He was given Friday night off, but will start again today. The Hawks are 2-0 without Toews and Kane, but it won't be easy with the Blues in town this afternoon. Crawford has gone 1-1-1 with 1.63 GAA and .941 SV% vs. St. Louis this season.
Crawford will start for the Blackhawks on Thursday.
Crawford allowed three goals on 26 shots in a 4-1 loss to the Penguins on Sunday. Crawford has dropped three of his last four outings, and things are about to get more difficult with Jonathan Toews out for the rest of the regular season. Overall, Crawford was 7-5-0 with a 1.85 GAA and .924 SV% in March. He has gone 1-2-0 vs. the Wild this season.