Analysis

Chicago Blackhawks’ 5 Thoughts From Seventh Consecutive Win

By George Clifford
Mar 4, 2017; Nashville, TN, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) celebrates with right wing Patrick Kane (88) after a win against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena. The Blackhawks won 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 4, 2017; Nashville, TN, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) celebrates with right wing Patrick Kane (88) after a win against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena. The Blackhawks won 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mar 4, 2017; Nashville, TN, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) makes a save in the closing seconds against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena. The Blackhawks won 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 4, 2017; Nashville, TN, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) makes a save in the closing seconds against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena. The Blackhawks won 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports /

Good enough

Corey Crawford continued his strong play in net, stopping 63 of 67 total shots in back-to-back games against the Islanders and Predators to extend his season record to 26-13-3. Crawford has now won four straight games, and eight of nine since February 2.

Sure, he’s let in some soft goals like Arvidsson’s sharp-angle surprise Saturday night, but Crow’s recent performance is much more about the many huge stops he’s made than the few he hasn’t. With backup Scott Darling likely out for three weeks, the Blackhawks will be looking to Crow to stay big down the stretch.

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Let’s hope the Blackhawks can get rested and healthy over the next four days. They’ll need to be at the top of their game as the season shifts into overdrive Thursday night against Anaheim at United Center. Go ‘Hawks!

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