Despite playing 14 straight games, goaltender Corey Crawfod of the Chicago Blackhawks hasn’t missed a beat.
He know what t takes to get his team a W, and he’s been helping out as much as he can.
Via Monte Stewart of ESPN Chicago,
Playing in his 14th consecutive game, Crawford recorded 36 saves while backstopping theChicago Blackhawks to a comeback 2-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks before a sellout crowd of 18,910 at Rogers Arena.
“You need to be a little bit more aggressive (against the Canucks),” he said. “You get a lot of point shots from the D-men and traffic and sticks in front, so I was just focusing on getting out there and taking away those deflections.”
Crawford kept the Blackhawks in the game after the Canucks took a 1-0 lead on a 5-on-3 power play goal late in the first period until Andrew Shaw and Marcus Kruger scored nine seconds apart in the third period.
“We haven’t played a low-scoring, tight game like that in the last couple of weeks,” said Crawford. “But I’ve said before we are never out of a game. We can all score goals, so everyone in this room was confident we would get one.”
The Blackhawks still have a seven game road trip ahead of them in the near future, so Crawford’s status right now is unknown regarding any type of rest. There is no doubt that Crawford will be missing a game or two soon just due to earning a rest, but the Blackhawks are prepared for that decision, whenever it comes.
Chicago still has back up Antti Raanta up their sleeves, and he will be a good substitute for Crawford.