Crawford allowed one goal on 23 shots in the Blackhawks win in Colorado on Tuesday. Dating back to December 29th, Crawford has gone 11-2-0 with a 1.86 GAA, .944 SV% and two shutouts. Tonight he faces a Coyotes team that has fallen off as of late, losing 2-5-1 in their last eight games—Crawford recorded the W in his first start against the Yotes this season.
Crawford was yanked after allowing three goals on 16 shots in the Blackhawks loss in Carolina last Tuesday. It was a rough finish to an excellent month for Crawford, who finished January at 9-2-0 with a 1.64 GAA, .952 SV% and two shutouts. Crawford will make his third start of the season vs. the Avalanche—he has gone 1-1-0 with a 2.52 GAA and .921 SV% in their first two meetings.
The Blackhawks recalled Viktor Svedberg from Rockford (AHL).
Svedberg, 24, has picked up two points (1G / 1A) in 15 games with the Blackhawks this season and 10 points (1G / 9A) in 30 games with Rockford. He is expected to be in the lineup on Tuesday with Michal Rozsival sidelined.
Toews will not play Tuesday due to one-game suspension for skipping the All-Star Game.
Toews is battling an illness that kept him out of the All Star game and Monday’s practice. He will automatically miss Tuesday’s game due to a one-game suspension for missing the All-Star game but his status remains up in the air for the remainder of the week.
Crawford stopped all 25 shots that he faced in the Blackhawks shutout win over the Blues on Sunday. Crawford’s last 10 games have been something to marvel at—he is 9-1-0 with a 1.40 GAA, .958 SV% and two shutouts. HIs seven shutouts this season lead the NHL and he draws a strong matchup tonight in Carolina.
Crawford allowed two goals on 33 shots in the Blackhawks loss in Tampa Bay on Thursday. The loss snapped the Blackhawks 12-game winning streak and was Crawford’s first since December 27th. Crawford ranks second in the NHL in wins (27), fourth in save percentage (.931) and 11th in GAA (2.13). Tonight he faces a Blues team that is 5-1-1 in their last seven.
Darling made 28 saves on 29 shots in the Blackhawks win over the Maple Leafs last Friday. Corey Crawford started last night, so Darling will go tonight in Florida. Darling has won three in a row while posting a 1.64 GAA and .935 SV%. He will take on a Panthers team that has lost four in a row.
Sekac is expected to make his Blackhawks debut on Friday.
Sekac was acquired from Anaheim on Thursday and is expected to play on Friday. Sekac had one goal in one game with San Diego (AHL) and three points (1G / 2A) in 22 games with the Ducks this year. He is expected to start his Blackhawks’ career on the fourth line.
Darling made 28 saves on 29 shots in the Blackhawks win over the Maple Leafs last Friday. Corey Crawford started last night, so Darling is expected to go tonight in Florida. Darling has won three in a row while posting a 1.64 GAA and .935 SV%. He will take on a Panthers team that has lost four in a row.
Panik will be a healthy scratch on Thursday for disciplinary reasons.
Panik overslept and missed the Blackhawks morning skate, so he will be scratched tonight vs. the Lightning. With Panik our and Ryan Garbutt traded (to Anaheim) the Blackhawks will go with 11 forwards and seven defensemen.