Blackhawks: Corey Crawford looked solid in exhibition game vs Blues

By Ryan Fedrau
Corey Crawford #50, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)
Corey Crawford #50, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images) /

Corey Crawford played the first 30 minutes in the Chicago Blackhawks exhibition game against the Blues. Crawford looked solid in his 11 save shutout.

It’s great to see Corey Crawford back on the ice for the Chicago Blackhawks. Tonight, Crawford saved 11 of 11 shots he faced, leaving the game with the Blackhawks up 2-0 off of goals from Brandon Saad and Dylan Strome.

There was speculation on how long Crawford would play tonight, with most fans assuming he would take the first two periods. His night was done halfway through the second though, with Malcolm Subban taking the rest of the period.

Crawford looked rusty in practice when he returned on Saturday but he looked solid tonight. He didn’t face anything crazy, but he made the saves he had to make to give the Blackhawks the 2-0 lead.

So, if Crawford can keep improving this week and play just as well or even better against the Oilers, Chicago will be in GREAT shape.

Fans should expect Crawford to start against the Oilers, barring anything crazy. He looked good tonight and looks ready for the Oilers. I would say the Blues are better than the Oilers, but Crawford didn’t face any crazy shots.

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Only time will tell on how well Crawford will play for the Blackhawks. Still, it’s great to see him back on the ice!