Crawford stopped 25 of 27 shots in Thursday's 3-1 loss to the Flyers. Crawford was good, but Philadelphia's Carter Hart (40 saves) was just better. While Crawford's owners can take some consolation in the fact that Philadelphia's third goal came into an empty net, the regulation loss is a devastating turn for Chicago's slim playoff hopes. Crawford had been avoiding regulation losses with aplomb, posting a 5-0-1 record in the six starts leading up to this one.
Crawford is set to defend the cage at home versus the Flyers on Thursday, Tracey Myers of NHL.com reports. Crawford earned the Hawks at least a point in each of his previous six outings, as he is 5-0-1 with a 1.74 GAA over that stretch. If the veteran netminder continues to perform to this level, Chicago could find itself challenging for a wild-card spot. Given what's on the line, it wouldn't be a shock to see Crawford take both games of the team's upcoming back-to-back against Colorado on Saturday and Sunday.
Crawford made 31 saves on 34 shots but took a 3-2 overtime loss to the Canucks on Monday. Crawford still had a solid game, but couldn't stop the unlikely duo of Bo Horvat and Alex Edler, who each had two points to stop Crawford's win streak at five games. Crawford is now 12-15-3 with a 3.06 GAA and a .907 save percentage. The 34-year-old goalie will likely get a chance to get back on track Thursday versus the Flyers.
Crawford will patrol the home crease in Monday's game against the Canucks, Mark Lazerus of The Athletic reports. Crawford has been perfect in his last five starts, accumulating a 5-0-0 record to go along with a 1.48 GAA and .955 save percentage in that span. The 34-year-old will draw a solid matchup, facing an offense that ranks 26th in goals per game this season (2.67).
Crawford made 48 saves in a 2-0 win over Montreal on Saturday. It was his 25th NHL shutout and fifth straight win. Crawford is dialled in -- he has allowed just seven goals in those five games and three in his last four. Get him in your blue paint -- Crawford is back.
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