Petr Mrazek needs more Vezina consideration

Braden Holtby grabs all the headlines because he's won 34 games, has lost just five games in regulation and he can realistically catch Martin Brodeur's single-season record of 48 wins as he leads the Washington Capitals to an absurd record. Corey Crawford is having a career-year as he powers his Chicago Blackhawks to the NHL's second-best record. Roberto Luongo is teaming up with...
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Philadelphia Flyers: Can Steve Mason be the guy?

Goaltending wins championships in the NHL. The last three teams to win the Stanley Cup have all had franchise goaltenders: the Chicago Blackhawks (Corey Crawford), the Los Angeles Kings (Jonathan Quick), and the Boston Bruins (Tuukka Rask). These goalies have all been called upon to make the big save when the game is on the line, and to be consistent in their play. And for the most...
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Corey Crawford key to Blackhawks' 12-game streak

Strip away the hype over the three-on-three tournament format and the shenanigans surrounding John Scott, and there is the next biggest headline coming out of this year’s NHL All-Star Game. Actually, it’s the topic ahead of every major sport’s all-star fete — the biggest snub.The name atop many a list for deserving players who aren’t attending the midseason tourney is Corey...
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Game 39 Recap: Framing the Defense. Pens squeak out point in thrilling OT loss

If Dean Strang and Jerry Buting were as bad as the Penguins defense can be sometimes, the only murder show you’d be watching on Netflix would be the Office. ( Because it murdered humor) Eat a sac. The Penguins got a big point late, otherwise this would have been a ****** loss, especially going into Chicago tomorrow night. We can’t state this enough, every game is just so huge...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Chicago Blackhawks: Time to hold momentum

The Chicago Blackhawks are looking for their first three game winning streak in almost a month. Over that last month Chicago has been on the verge of getting back to their championship swagger, but defensive lapses and failure to finish in the offensive zone have held the team back at the worst moments. The Blackhawks are coming off two dominating wins against the Winnipeg Jets and...
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Blackhawks-Predators Preview

Playing one of his best games of the season, Corey Crawford heard Chicago Blackhawks fans cheer his name in the opener of a home-and-home series with the Nashville Predators. Crawford also heard his name called by the hometown fans the last time these teams met in Nashville, albeit in a taunting manner. While Patrick Kane looks to extend his point streak to 24 games, expected...
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December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Crawford, Teravainen Shine As Blackhawks Bury Predators

Patrick Kane didn’t extend his franchise-record point streak until the game was in hand and the Nashville net was empty, thanks to exceptional work by Corey Crawford. Crawford 36 saves, many of which were acrobatic and in traffic. He was rightfully named the game’s number one star after earning another big victory for the Hawks […] The post Crawford, Teravainen Shine As Blackhawks...
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December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Blackhawks: Team survives road trip

The Chicago Blackhawks came out of their six game road trip with nine points out of a possible 18. They finished the trip with one regulation win, two overtime wins, one regulation loss and two overtime losses. The team will probably consider this a positive overall, but their are still unanswered questions moving forward with the line matches. Even though the Blackhawks would have...
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Blackhawks' Crawford stymies Oilers' Hall with nifty glove save (VIDEO)

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford is never one to get too high or too low after a performance, even after making what could be the save of the year.With Crawford's team moments into overtime on Wednesday, Edmonton Oilers forwards Leon Draisaitl and Taylor Hall raced in on a 2-on-1 rush against Chicago defenseman Duncan Keith. Draisaitl fed Hall for a prime scoring chance...
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November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Sizing Up the Blackhawks After 6 Weeks

View image | The NHL is turning a corner from the very early stages to the early/mid stages of the season.  We thought this would be a great time to evaluate each team on a relative scale using a power rankings article. Find out where Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, Corey Crawford, and the Chicago Blackhawks rank by clicking the link below. NHL Power Rankings...
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November 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Hockey Tweets of the Week – Week 6

Welcome to hockey’s Tweets of the Week for week six of the National Hockey League season. We continue to give you the best tweets from the plugged in from the hockey world. This week, we give you … The Montreal Canadiens Winter Classic Jerseys The Habs always have the prettiest jerseys no matter what the occasion is, they always slay
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November 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Blackhawks: Crawford, defense flailing

Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports After a solid Chicago Blackhawks performance against the Blue Jackets on October 17, it was painful to see the news of Duncan Keith’s knee surgery which would leave him sidelined for 4-6 weeks. Two time Stanley Cup goaltender, Corey Crawford, has failed to be the rock the young defense can lean on since Keith’s injury. It...
November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Devils Down Blackhawks Again

Cory Schneider’s tremendous run continued at the expense of the Chicago Blackhawks. Again. For the sixth straight game, Schneider allowed no more than two goals and the Devils made their limited scoring chances matter at the United Center. New Jersey was credited with only 22 shots on goal but three of them beat Corey Crawford, […] The post Devils Down Blackhawks Again appeared...
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November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild vs. Blackhawks preview

The Minnesota Wild have waited nearly six months for another chance at the Chicago Blackhawks. They may be catching the defending Stanley Cup champions at the perfect time. Mired in a scoring slump and minus their top defenseman, the Blackhawks head to Saint Paul for the teams' first meeting since last May's Western Conference semifinals. Chicago (6-4-0) was able to win its first...
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October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Corey Crawford Anchors the Blackhawks Defense

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford has won his last four starts (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)   They say that every National Hockey League team is only as strong as their goaltender. That can hold especially true for a team that emphasizes defense like the Chicago Blackhawks (6-3, 12 points). The Hawks have won their last four games in-a-row and veteran net...
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October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

For Blackhawks' Crawford, patience pays dividends in back-to-back blankings

Corey Crawford has found a way to help the Chicago Blackhawks deal with the loss of stud defenseman Duncan Keith.He simply isn't letting in any goals.Crawford recorded his second shutout in as many games for the second time in his career on Monday when he made a season-high 39 saves in Chicago's 1-0 overtime victory over struggling Anaheim. The two-time Jennings Trophy winner denied...
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October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Repeat! For second straight game, Toews' OT goal gives 'Hawks 1-0 win

All that open ice in the NHL's new 3-on-3 overtime suits Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks quite nicely.Toews scored 51 seconds into the extra period, Corey Crawford made 39 saves and the Blackhawks beat the Anaheim Ducks 1-0 on Monday night in a rematch of last season's Western Conference finals.Crawford earned his second straight shutout and No. 14 for his career as the...
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October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Toews, Blackhawks beat slumping Ducks 1-0 in overtime

CHICAGO (AP) Jonathan Toews scored 51 seconds into overtime, Corey Crawford made 39 saves and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Anaheim Ducks 1-0 on Monday night in a rematch of last season's Western Conference finals. Crawford earned his second straight shutout and No. 14 for his career as the Blackhawks closed out a perfect 4-0 homestand. They also beat Tampa Bay 1-0 in overtime...
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October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Corey Crawford Reaches Career Milestone

With the Blackhawks’ 3-2 victory on Thursday night, Corey Crawford became the fourth netminder in franchise history to win 150 games wearing the Indian head. The win makes Crawford’s career record 150-81-34 with the Blackhawks. The wins leaders in the organization’s long, storied history are: Tony Esposito – 418 Glenn Hall – 275 Ed Belfour […] The post Corey Crawford...
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October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Blackhawks elect against engraving Raanta's name on Stanley Cup

Fifty-two names were engraved on the Stanley Cup to honor the 2014-15 Chicago Blackhawks, but former goaltender Antti Raanta's was not among them. The lone rule for inclusion is a player must appear in 41 of the team's 82 regular-season contests or at least one Stanley Cup final game. Raanta played in only 14 contests, but dressed as a backup to either Corey Crawford or Scott Darling...
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September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Buying & Selling: Goaltender Edition

Goalies are important. Without Corey Crawford, the Chicago Blackhawks may not have won the Stanley Cup. Without Ben Bishop, The Tampa Bay Lightning may not have made it to Finals. Without their respective goaltenders, many teams wouldn’t even be relevant. Look at what Andrew Hammond did for the Ottawa Senators. The Sens were losing any hope of making it to the playoffs when Hammond...
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September 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Blackhawks Goalie Antti Raanta: I Wanted Us To Get Swept In Playoffs

Former Chicago Blackhawks goalie Antti Raanta sounds just a bit salty how his final days with the Stanley Cup champs played out. Raanta was the primary backup behind Corey Crawford for much of last season, but he lost his spot to Scott Darling when the playoffs rolled around. Darling ended up filling in for Crawford in the opening round and leading the Blackhawks past the Nashville...
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Blackhawks: Corey Crawford rising to elite status

After several years of being a question mark, with two first round exits in 2011 and 2012, Corey Crawford proved his ability to perform as a high-level goaltender during the Chicago Blackhawks’ 2013 Stanley Cup run, which culminated in another championship after defeating the Boston Bruins. He finished the playoffs with an impressive 1.84 GAA, and a championship ring. Crawford...
July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Actual lightning delays Blackhawks' Stanley Cup parade, but owner has last laugh

Apparently nothing can stop the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks — including both the Tampa Bay Lightning and actual lightning. Since no NHL team could keep the 'Hawks from celebrating an NHL championship on home ice for the first time since 1938, it was Mother Nature's turn to take a shot Thursday — the scheduled parade in the Windy City, a city notorious for its rough...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Corey Crawford curses at Blackhawks parade (Video)

Corey Crawford did it again. Just like the last time the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup, Chicago’s goalie cursed at the team’s victory parade. Here he is dropping an F-bomb: Looks like Crawford couldn’t help himself and went against what he said he was going to do. “I’m going to try to be a little...Read More
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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