Blackhawks News

Chicago Blackhawks Corey Crawford New Stadium Series Mask

By Sean Fitzgerald
Feb 6, 2016; Dallas, TX, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) faces the Dallas Stars attack during the game at the American Airlines Center. The Blackhawks defeat the Stars 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 6, 2016; Dallas, TX, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) faces the Dallas Stars attack during the game at the American Airlines Center. The Blackhawks defeat the Stars 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /
facebooktwitterreddit

The Chicago Blackhawks appear to be a staple in Outdoor games. The 2016 Stadium Series game will be the Blackhawks fourth outdoor game. The first game being at Wrigley Field in 2009.With every new Outdoor Game comes new jerseys for both teams. The Goalies also get new masks.

Corey Crawford will play in his third outdoor game this Sunday in Minnesota. He’ll use his third set of specialty crafted goalie equipment and new mask he helped design. Crawford worked with longtime personal mask designer Stephane Bergeron of La Griffe Originals . According to Bergeron, Crawford prefers simplicity in his paint schemes but he also has a keen eye for detail.  He wanted something with a Winter Classic feel this time around. The bold design should be able to be seen by everyone in the stands. The design is Crawford’s with some tweaks from Bergeron. He did not like Bergeron initial design and send back a sketch of what he was looking for. People will definitely know it is Crawford’s mask as his number adorns the top of the mask.

More from Blackhawks News

Crawford’s mask embraces the Chicago Stars like the jersey and hats for the Stadium Series game.  Hopefully Crawford’s mask gets to this Stadium Series game. In case people forgot Crawford’s Mask for the 2014 Stadium Series games was “misplaced” and not wore during the game.  Crawford had a rough go with equipment for the 2014 Stadium Series game as his regular pads (white glove and white pads) were then stolen. He was forced to wear his black Stadium Series pads in a few regular season games before replacements arrived. Crawford switched from white pads to black pads this season.

This Stadium Series game will Crawford’s third outdoor game. He is currently 1-1 in Outdoor games. Crawford’s win was 5-1 victory at Soldier Field over the Pittsburgh Penguins. He saved 32 of 31 shots for a .969 save percentage. Crawford’s loss came against the Washington Capitals 3-2. In the game Crawford had 32 saves on 35 shots for .914 save percentage. Let’s hope that Crawford record of 1-0 is added to on Sunday against the Minnesota Wild.

More from Blackhawk Up

For all the fans of Scott Darling out there, his mask has  yet to be revealed.

The Chicago Blackhawks will take on the Minnesota Wild at TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday 2/21 at 2:30pm central standard time.

People seem to like Crawford’s new mask. What are your thoughts? Leave them in the comments section below.

facebooktwitterreddit