Chicago Blackhawks: 5 Game Changers during 2010s

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Corey Crawford, Chicago Blackhawks
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Corey Crawford

Corey Crawford has spent his whole NHL career with the Blackhawks. He’s played in 488 games, going 260-162-53. He has a career save percentage of 91.8%, which is pretty impressive. Lastly, he has two Stanley Cups.

Crawford has been a huge part of each Stanley Cup, being the guy to bail the team out when asked upon in the playoffs. He has played in the Western Conference Finals four times, winning twice. He is one of the most clutch players in team history, losing just four starts in the Stanley Cup Finals in 12 games.

One thing about Crawford is how streaky he can be. There was never a moment during those deep playoff runs where I was worried about him in the Blackhawks’ net. When he gets hot, there’s no stopping him.

If Crawford isn’t the Blackhawks goalie in the 2010s, there is no 2013 or 2015 Stanley Cup.

There’s no telling how long Crawford has left with the team, as he’s getting older and has had some injury problems during the last two seasons. Chances are he will be re-signed in the offseason and hopefully stay with the team until he retires.