As you can see from the video above (not to mention in plenty of articles, especially in Chicago-related outlets), there’s a strong argument that Corey Crawford should be an All-Star selection.
Those takes won’t rotate around what happened tonight.
By no means is this to say that Crawford is the only member of the Blackhawks who struggled in a first period in which the Carolina Hurricanes built a startling 3-0 lead.
Really, there’s only so much a goalie can do on plays like these:
Regardless, it’s the kind of night Crawford will like to forget … and one we’ve rarely seen during what’s been an otherwise excellent season.
The Blackhawks replaced Crawford with Scott Darling during the second period, which is likely for the best.