The Blackhawks are headed back to Chicago with their first-round series against the St. Louis Blues tied up 1-1, and it wouldn't have been possible without the stellar play of Corey Crawford in Game 2.
The 31-year-old netminder stopped 29 of 31 shots (.935 save percentage), including 22 saves in the final two periods en route to a 3-2 victory on Friday night.
The win gave Crawford his 46st of his playoff career, surpassing Tony Esposito for most in franchise history.
Crawford also moved into 21st on the all-time postseason wins list by a goaltender, and trails only Henrik Lundqvist (54 wins) and Marc-Andre Fleury (53) as the most among active goaltenders.
On the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast, Adam Burish and Pat Boyle discuss which Blackhawks could be on the trading block and what players are building blocks for the Hawks future.
Burish also shares a couple memorable trade deadline days and his “near” return to the Blackhawks in 2012. Plus, he makes his bold trade deadline prediction for the Hawks.
Listen to the full Blackhawks Talk Podcast right here:
The Blackhawks have banned the four fans — who were ejected from Saturday's game against the Washington Capitals for their racist remarks towards Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly — from future home games.
On Monday, a Blackhawks spokesperson released this statement:
We have contacted the select individuals involved in the incident on Saturday to notify them that they are no longer welcome at our home games. Racist comments and other inappropriate behavior are not tolerated by the Chicago Blackhawks.
The Blackhawks also wanted to remind fans that they can alert security at the United Center by texting the following to 69050: UCASSIST <SPACE> followed by the seating section, row and a brief description of the issue.