Crawford was pulled 2:15 into the third period Tuesday against the Canucks after allowing four goals on 10 shots.
Crawford spent most of his time on the ice watching his offense pelt pucks at counterpart Ryan Miller, but was unable to stay sharp when called upon. The Blackhawks scored three unanswered goals to tie the game after backup Scott Darling came in, but conceded one in overtime to fall 5-4 despite holding a 44-15 advantage in shots. This poor performance came out of nowhere for Crawford, who entered the night on a three-game winning streak.
Crawford will start in goal Tuesday, facing the Canucks on home ice, Brian Hedger of NHL.com reports.
Crawford was rested for Sunday's comeback win over the Avalanche, which featured five unanswered third-period goals for Chicago's hockey club. Naturally, the starting goalie has done his best work when he has three or more days of rest between games (1.98 GAA, .934 save percentage), but he's still a viable fantasy option overall following a one-day hiatus (2.44 GAA, .926 save percentage). Crawford has a favorable matchup against a Vancouver team that ranks 29th in the league with 2.21 goals per contest.
Crawford made 25 saves in Saturday's 2-1 overtime win over the Maple Leafs.
Crawford has won three straight games and allowed just five goals in those three. As always, he continues to deliver excellent production for the Hawks and his fantasy owners. Crawford is on his way to another 30-win season.
Crawford will start between the pipes in Saturday's road game against the Maple Leafs.
Crawford has been red-hot recently, earning victories in back-to-back starts while maintaining an outstanding .953 save percentage over that span. The 32-year-old backstop will look to stay dialed in and pick up his 29th win of the season in a tough road matchup with a Maple Leafs squad that's averaging 3.04 goals per game this season, sixth in the NHL.
Crawford denied the Canadiens on 40 of 42 shots Tuesday, securing a 4-2 victory in the process.
That makes two straight games with 40-plus saves for Crawford, and he delivered both of those performances against teams with elite goalies of their own in Minnesota's Devan Dubnyk and Montreal's Carey Price. His GAA's up a bit this year, mostly because the Blackhawks haven't killed penalties well on the whole, but it's well worth noting that they haven't allowed a single power-play goal through seven March games.