Corey Crawford records 26th career NHL shutout


Corey Crawford (Wikimedia Commons)

Corey Crawford of Chateauguay, Quebec recorded his 26th career National Hockey League shutout on Tuesday. Crawford made 32 saves as the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Dallas Stars 3-0 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.

Crawford made nine saves in the first period, 14 saves in the second period and nine saves in the third period. Radek Faksa and John Klingberg led the Stars with four shots on goal each.

The Blackhawks outshot the Stars 38-32. Chicago got goals from Patrick Kane, Connor Murphy and Brandon Saad.

In 2019-20, Crawford has a record of five wins, five regulation losses and two losses. He also has a goals against average of 2.77 and a save percentage of .920. Crawford is sharing goaltending duties with Robin Lehner. Both netminders have 12 starts each.

The Blackhawks are currently in sixth place in the Central Division with a record of 10 wins, nine regulation losses and five losses in extra time. At 25 points, Chicago has the same number of points as the Nashville Predators, who are in fifth place in the Central. Chicago is currently three points back of the Colorado Avalanche for a playoff spot.

Typically heading into American thanksgiving, the Blackhawks are on the road in southern California. This weekend they have back-to-back games with the Colorado Avalanche.





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