Crawford (groin) won't suit up for Saturday's game versus the Predators, Mark Lazerus of The Athletic reports.
Crawford hurt his groin in Friday's game versus the Stars, so the Blackhawks don't want to risk further injury. Kevin Lankinen will serve as the backup to Cam Ward. Crawford will end the season with a .908 save percentage, a 2.93 GAA and a 14-18-5 record.
Crawford's removal from Friday's game against the Stars was due to a groin injury, Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
The Blackhawks reportedly had plans to go with Crawford in the season finale against the Predators on Saturday, but as noted by Lieser, Cam Ward will most likely be called into action in back-to-back games to cap off the 2018-19 campaign. No stranger to adversity, Crawford overcame concussion problems and appeared in 16 of the last 17 games, only for the injury bug to rear its ugly head once again Friday night. Still, it's too early to know how severe the injury to Crawford is at the moment.
Crawford was replaced by Cam Ward in the second period of Friday's game versus the Stars, Mark Lazerus of The Athletic reports.
It's not readily apparent why Crawford left the game, as he had stopped all nine shots up to that point there wasn't an obvious injury. However, he didn't stay on the bench after being pulled, signaling he could be injured. More information should come out soon, and the Blackhawks will need to call up another goalie from AHL Rockford if Crawford can't go Saturday versus the Predators.
Crawford will patrol the crease in Friday's home game against the Stars, Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Crawford has struggled a bit recently, suffering back-to-back overtime losses while posting a sub-par 3.28 GAA and .896 save percentage over that span. The veteran netminder will look to get back on track and pick up his 15th win of the season in a home matchup with a Dallas team that's only averaging 2.28 goals per game on the road this campaign, 29th in the NHL.
Crawford allowed four goals on 38 shots in Monday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Jets.
It's the second straight game Crawford has managed to scratch out just one point for the Blackhawks. Crawford's record slid to 14-18-5 with a 2.96 GAA and a .907 save percentage. With the Blackhawks hanging by a thread in the playoff hunt, Cam Ward may see more time over the season's final week once their fate is decided.
Crawford will face the Jets on Monday, Tracey Myers of NHL.com reports.
Crawford has now started 15 of the Blackhawks' last 16 games, including 13 straight. In his last 12, he's registered a terrific 2.04 GAA and .931 save percentage. Before that 12-game run, he had a sub-.900 save percentage and 3.38 GAA, so it's safe to say Crawford has found his grove.
Crawford allowed three goals on 29 shots in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Kings on Saturday.
He held a 2-1 lead in the third period, but Michael Amadio tied it in regulation and Drew Doughty won it with a power-play goal in overtime to flip the result. Crawford's record fell to 14-18-4 with a 2.94 GAA and a .908 save percentage. The Blackhawks will rue the missed opportunity against the last-place team in the Pacific, as the overtime loss puts them six points out with four games to go. Crawford should start again Monday versus the Jets.
Crawford will start in goal on the road against the Kings on Saturday, Scott Powers of The Athletic reports.
The Kings rank 29th in home scoring at 2.61 goals per game, so the matchup is ripe for Crawford to try to unearth a gem against a poor offense. Chicago still requires a supernatural force to launch into playoff position, but the No. 1 goalie makes for a sneaky play in daily leagues due to the juicy matchup alone.
Crawford allowed four goals on 30 shots Thursday in a 5-4 win over the Sharks.
All nine goals in this game were scored in the first two periods, with Crawford holding the high ground for the win over the final frame. His record improves to 14-18-3 with a 2.94 GAA and a .908 save percentage. The win kept the Blackhawks alive in the playoff race, so Crawford will likely start Saturday in Los Angeles.
Crawford will post up between the pipes for Thursday's game against host San Jose, Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
As suggested by Lieser, the Blackhawks will lean on Crawford until the math proves that this team won't be in the playoff race. According to hockey-reference.com, Chicago only stands a 0.4 percent chance of extending its season by means of miraculously sneaking into a wild-card spot, so Crawford will likely need sufficient goal support to counter a potent Sharks club that averages 3.53 goals per game -- good for third in the league.
Crawford allowed one goal on 29 shots in a 1-0 loss to the Coyotes on Tuesday.
For the second straight game, Crawford yielded one goal, but this time, he ended up on the losing end. Owners still have to like how Crawford is ending the season, though, as he is 5-3-1 with a .948 save percentage in the last nine games. Overall, Crawford is 13-18-3 with a 2.91 GAA and .909 save percentage in 35 games this season. Despite the poor overall numbers, he can help teams as a plug-in starter in the final handful of games.
Crawford will guard the goal in Tuesday's road game against the Coyotes, Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Crawford was sharp in his last start Sunday against Colorado, turning aside 19 of 20 shots en route to a tidy 2-1 victory. The 34-year-old netminder will look to stay dialed in and secure his 14th win of the season in a road matchup with a slumping Arizona club that's lost five straight games.
Crawford stopped 19 of 20 shots in Sunday's 2-1 overtime win against the Avalanche.
This came in the second leg of a home-and-home set with the Avalanche. Crawford started Saturday in Denver, but gave up three goals in that loss. Crawford improved to 13-17-3 with a 2.97 GAA and a .908 save percentage. It's unclear if Crawford or Cam Ward will start Tuesday's game in Arizona.
Crawford will draw the start Sunday against Colorado, Chris Wescott of the Blackhawks' official site reports.
Crawford faced Colorado on Saturday as well, taking the loss while allowing three goals. His 3.03 GAA and .907 save percentage this season leaves plenty to be desired. He's still not very reliable despite his stronger play in the month of March (.921 save percentage and 2.42 GAA).
Crawford turned aside 21 of 24 shots in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Avalanche.
Colorado's final goal was scored into an empty net. After winning five straight starts, Crawford is now 0-2-1 in his last three with a 2.72 GAA and .906 save percentage. The loss was a potentially devastating one for the Blackhawks' slim playoff chances as well, as they now sit six points back of the Avs for the final wild-card spot in the Western Conference, with two other teams between them.
Crawford will start in goal Saturday against host Colorado, Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Health permitting, the Blackhawks reportedly will give Crawford all the work he can handle down the stretch, including a probable home assignment against these Avs on Sunday. Crawdaddy is 12-16-3 with a 3.03 GAA and .908 save percentage through 32 starts this season -- those are pedestrian numbers, but Chicago's top netminder has shown a remarkable sense of perseverance in battling concussion and upper-body issues over the years.
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).
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