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Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Mr. Shutout

By Keith Schultz
Jan 3, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; The puck goes wide of Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) as right wing Marian Hossa (81) is called for hooking against Ottawa Senators right wing Bobby Ryan (6) during the second period at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 3, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; The puck goes wide of Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) as right wing Marian Hossa (81) is called for hooking against Ottawa Senators right wing Bobby Ryan (6) during the second period at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports /
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Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans!  Last night Corey Crawford did what Corey Crawford does this season when he put up a goose egg on the scoreboard in the Chicago Blackhawks 3-0 victory over the Ottawa Senators.

This is a real different season for Crawford who for the longest time hardly ever shut anyone out.  After picking up 4 his first year as a starter in 2010-2011 he didn’t have one shutout in 2011-2012 which marked only the first time the Hawks hadn’t had a shutout in a season since the early 1980’s.  After that Crawford only would pick up 2 or 3 shutouts per season until this year when he’s become a giant wall and picked up 6 shutouts already in 40 games.

There is this interesting stat about Crawford’s shutouts and the Chicago Blackhawks organization.

I went to look where his season stood all time with the Blackhawks and well 6 shutouts isn’t even close to any record with even Antti Niemi picking up 7 in 2009-2010, but this is by far one great season by Crawford.  As you probably know, the franchise record for shutouts in a season is 15 set by Tony Esposito in his rookie season.  Another good win by the Blackhawks last night, and here are some good morning links to kick off you dreaded 5 day work week after the Holiday season.

Corey Crawford stopped all 26 shots, and Andrew Desjardins extended his goal scoring streak to 3 games in the Hawks win (Blackhawks)

Watch how the Chicago Blackhawks honored Patrick Kane for his 26 game point streak on Sunday Night (CSN)

Here’s a good question, Why can’t David Rundblad find a home in the NHL? (Second City)

Chicago Blackhawks prospect Nick Schmaltz is having a very impressive World Juniors tournament (Committed Indians)

No one expected it, but Andrew Desjardins has stayed hot for the past week which is what the doctor ordered in the secondary scoring category (CSN)

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