Video: Stuart’s bouncer from center beats Blackhawks goalie Crawford


Bit of a difficult night for goaltenders. Just ask Corey Crawford.

He allowed four goals on 30 shots and his Chicago Blackhawks lost to the Colorado Avalanche 4-1 on Friday. But the one goal that basically ended any hope of a Chicago comeback on this night came off the stick of defenseman Brad Stuart.

Stuart’s flip shot from center ice bounced its way to the Blackhawks net and under the stick of Crawford, giving Colorado its three-goal lead. The reaction of the fans, tossing their heads back and hands in the air as a collective group, says it all.

The 35-year-old Stuart is up to two goals this season.