CHICAGO (AP) -- No matter what goalie the Chicago Blackhawks put into their net, they are coming away with win after win.
Corey Crawford completed the task to perfection on Sunday night as he made Andrew Shaw's goal stand up in a 1-0 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets that stretched the Blackhawks' NHL-record, season-opening point streak to 18 games.
The Blackhawks are 15-0-3 and show no signs of slowing down.
Crawford earned his seventh NHL shutout and second this season in his first start since Feb. 12. He outdueled Columbus' Steve Mason, who stopped 26 shots including some sensational point-blank chances.
"I'm seeing the puck well," said Crawford (8-0-3). "Everyone is doing their job, chipping in. It makes it a lot easier for me."
"Overall I felt good."
Chicago coach Joel Quenneville thought Crawford looked just fine in his return, too.
"He was quick," Quenneville said. "(He was) big, especially on the side-to-side plays on the power play. He tracked the puck well, loo...