Crawford allowed four goals on 27 shots in the Blackhawks’ win over the Flyers on Tuesday. It was Crawford’s first win of the season—he comes into Friday at 1-2-0 with a 3.41 GAA and .884 SV%. He draws a strong matchup vs. the 0-2-0 Blue Jackets, but he didn’t have a lot of success vs. Columbus last year. Crawford was 1-0-1 with a 2.94 GAA and .875 SV% vs. the Blue Jackets a season ago.
Crawford allowed three goals on 27 shots in the Blackhawks’ loss in Nashville last Friday. Crawford lost his first two starts of the season while posting a 3.10 GAA and .898 SV%, but he will go for his first win tonight vs. the visiting Flyers. Crawford was insanely good on home ice last year (20-9-2 / 1.85 GAA / .940 SV%) so you should be able to trust him tonight.
Crawford allowed three goals on 32 shots in the Blackhawks’ opening night loss to the Blues. There are going to be growing pains for the Blackhawks this season as they transition to a lineup with multiple first-year NHL players. Crawford was busy on Wednesday and there’s a strong chance that will be the case against tonight in Nashville. The Predators are an extremely talented and deep team heading into 2016-17.
Crawford will start the Blackhawks season opener vs. St. Louis.
Crawford has won at least 30 games in ever full season since becoming the Blackhawks’ starter in 2010-11, so don’t expect anything change in 2016-17. Crawford carries a career .918 SV%, but has posted a .924 over the last two seasons. Tonight he gets the nod on home ice, where he was 20-9-2 with a 1.85 GAA, .940 SV% and seven shutouts last season.
Crawford allowed three goals on 36 shots in the Blackhawks 3-2 loss to the Blues in game three. Crawford has gone 1-2 wit ha 1.92 GAA and .929 SV% through the the first three games of this series. Crawford has gone 4-3 with a 2.04 GAA, .934 SV% and one shutout in his last seven playoff starts on home ice.
Crawford allowed five goals on 25 shots in the Blackhawks loss in Columbus in the season finale. It wasn’t a great return to the crease, but it was great for Crawford that least get a game in before the playoffs. Crawford will likely be a Vezina Trophy finalist after going 35-18-5 on the year. The 31-year-old has gone 2-0-2 with a 2.42 GAA and .913 SV% in four starts against the Blues this season.
Crawford (upper-body) will not travel on the Blackhawks four-game road-trip.
Crawford has missed the last four games and will miss at least four more games with an upper-body injury. Scott Darling gets the nod on Saturday and Michael Leighton could get a start on the road-trip. Crawford won’t be available until the team returns home for their April 3rd meeting with the Bruins.
Crawford surrendered four goals on 20 shots in the Blackhawks loss in Dallas on Friday. Crawford lost both of his starts on the Hawks’ brief two-game road-trip, allowing a combined six goals on 50 shots (.880 SV%). Crawford was victorious in his first start vs. the Kings and has gone 20-8-2 with a 1.74 GAA and .944 SV% on home ice this season.
Crawford turned aside 28 of 30 shots in the Blackhawks shootout loss to the Blues on Wednesday. Crawford has won three of his last four while posting a 1.72 GAA and .945 SV%. He’ll take on the Stars for the fourth time this season—he is 1-2-0 with a 3.87 GAA and .897 SV% in the first three meetings.