Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The biggest story from the Chicago Blackhawks win last night had to be the top line picking up 9 points in the 4-0 victory. The Chicago Blackhawks scoring depth had started and ended with Patrick Kane, Artem Anisimov, and Artemi Panarin, but last night Marian Hossa played liked Marian Hossa and Teuvo Teravainen kept on scoring.
The underlining story though had to be Corey Crawford picking up his fifth shut out of the year. The Chicago Blackhawk goalie has had his tough times, but he’s really hitting his stride lately. He was the #1 Star in the NHL last week after picking up back to back shut outs, and now after a rough outing against the Avalanche he’s back to shutting out teams.
Corey Crawford has his share of haters even though he’s hoisted up two Stanley Cups some fans still doubt #50 on a nightly basis. Corey Crawford has now lowered his goals against average to 2.14 and his save percentage up to .928 which both are in the top 10 of the NHL. His 5 shutouts are at the top of the list for goalies right now so if Crawford can avoid steps at a concert hall he could be well on his way to his best season in the NHL.
Here are some morning links to kick off your last Friday before Christmas Day
The top line carried the load for the Chicago Blackhawks last night in the 4-0 victory (Blackhawks)
A quick look around the NCAA for updates on all of the Chicago Blackhawks prospects (Committed Indians)
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