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Corey comes back for Chicago
The Chicago Blackhawks have been playing quite well in Corey Crawford’s absence, as Scott Darling and Antti Raanta have put up almost identically nice numbers. Still, there’s something to be said for stability, and Chicago will get that back tonight as Crawford faces off against the always-limping Columbus Blue Jackets.
Crawford, 29, was on quite the hot run before he went down with a lower-body injury, too. He won his last three games, allowing four goals combined. Crawford also won six of seven and eight of 10.
His overall numbers have been impressive, even if the strong team in front of him certainly helps matters; Crawford is 12-5-1 with a .929 save percentage and one shutout.
The Blackhawks will probably face Sergei Bobrovsky tonight as they hope to continue their domination of Columbus.
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Capitals at Devils: Braden Holtby vs. Cory Schneider
Lightning at Islanders: Andrei Vasilevskiy vs. Jaroslav Halak
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Senators at Canadiens: Robin Lehner vs. Carey Price
Rangers at Hurricanes: Henrik Lundqvist vs. Cam Ward
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Avalanche at Sabres: Calvin Pickard vs. Jhonas Enroth
Predators at Wild: Pekka Rinne vs. Darcy Kuemper
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