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Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- CRAWFORD

By Keith Schultz
Jan 21, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 21, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /
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Good Morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! Corey Crawford won the 2nd star for the Month of January and boy did he deserve it.  The Blackhawks didn’t lose until the latter half of the month of January, and the Hawks can thank Crawford for most of their wins in January.

Crawford is always a second thought when talking about the great core of this current Chicago Blackhawks team, yet he’s the only goalie in Blackhawks team history to ever win 2 Stanley Cup Championships, and he’s having possibly his best season this year. Crawford leads the NHL with 7 shutouts and is in the Top 5 in all other major goalie categories.

Crawford will now be the focus for the rest of the regular season and will be instrumental in how far the Hawks go in the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs.  This seasons Chicago Blackhawks team outside of Patrick Kane hasn’t exactly been an offensive juggernaut like they have been in past years, so a strong Crawford is the most likely the answer for a long spring run.

The best news is that the Chicago Blackhawks are back on the ice tonight, and here are some morning links to kick off your gameday!

It was good to see Corey Crawford finally get some credit with his NHL 2nd Star of the Month (Blackhawks)

Teuvo Teravainen will be running the top line for the Chicago Blackhawks Tuesday night with Jonathan Toews being suspended for one game after missing the All-Star Game (Second City)

A quick look at the week and the numbers from the Rockford Ice Hogs travels in the AHL (The Committed Indian)

The Chicago Blackhawks roster was very happy for John Scott‘s All-Star Weekend (CSN)

The Chicago Blackhawks have the biggest per-game viewership in the country (Sun-Times)

What the Chicago Blackhawks have to do this year to win their 4th Stanley Cup in 7 seasons (Tribune)

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