Stanley Cup Playoffs

Blackhawks: 3 Takeaways from Game 4 against Golden Knights

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

Corey Crawford

Corey Crawford played amazing, having a 48-save game and keeping Chicago in this series. If Crawford doesn’t stand on his head, there’s no chance the Blackhawks remain in this series for a Game 5.

He was the main story of this game. He was unreal. It could be argued that Marc-Andre Fleury kind of, sort of, maybe stole Game 3 for Vegas, but Crawford robbed the Golden Knights in Game 4.

The NHL’s official stats had Crawford being credited with 48(!) saves.

That is a ridiculous number, and before we say anything else, let’s all just take a moment to appreciate how incredible Crawford was.

Honestly, look at this save

This is just one example, but this is something that shouldn’t happen again. No team can allow that many shots on the net.

There’s no denying that this was a goalie win, but Chicago can’t expect this kind of performance every game.

For now, it’s a win, and Crawford was responsible.