Hawks blank Blues, extend run to 7-0-1
The Blackhawks withstood the Blues’ aggressive style and escaped St. Louis with a 2-0 victory on Sunday afternoon. Corey Crawford made 30 saves for his third shutout and the Hawks improved to 7-0-1 in their last eight games.
Corey Crawford back in goal for Hawks on Friday
Corey Crawford will return to the Blackhawks goal on Friday against the Detroit Red Wings for the first time in eight days, and he’s anxious to finally get back out there.
Rozsival, Crawford steal back win in shootout for Blackhawks
The Hawks squandered a 2-0 third-period lead Monday night, but pulled out a 3-2 win when Michal Rozsival, of all people, scored in the fifth round of a shootout, and Corey Crawford stopped Taylor Beck to seal it. On the negative side, the Hawks lost second-line center Dave Bolland early in the second period after he apparently took a puck to the face.
Blackhawks get back on track with 7-1 rout of rival Red Wings
DETROIT — When the puck got past Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford — as the Detroit Red Wings’ Justin Abdelkader whacked the stick out of his hands — with just 33 seconds left in the game, Crawford raced out of the net in disbelief and anger. ‘‘I ran out there, yelling at the ref,’’ he said, smiling. ‘‘Then I realized it’s 7-0.’’ No, this late third-period goal didn’t quite hurt so much. The Hawks scored early and often in a 7-1 thrashing Sunday of the Red Wings, emphatically snapping out of their first real slump of the season. It was their …
If pads get smaller, Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford will adjust
Corey Crawford has seen the grainy footage of old hockey games from the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. And when he sees the goaltenders out there, looking sort of like Gumby with their short, narrow pads and floppy leather mitts, he has only one thought. “Practice must have been hell for them,” Crawford said. “Games, not so bad. But practice must have been just murder.” If the NHL has its way, Crawford and his fellow goalies will look a little bit more like their predecessors in the near future. Among the possible rule changes discussed at Wednesday’s general managers meeting in …