The Blackhawks goaltending merry-go-round continues to spin. And on Saturday night, it was favoring Corey Crawford again.
Crawford replaced Scott Darling midway through the first period as the Blackhawks hosted the Nashville Predators in Game 6 of their first-round series on Saturday. Darling, who has been the Blackhawks’ starter since Game 3, allowed three goals on the first 12 shots from the Predators.
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Patrick Sharp had just cut the Predators’ lead to 2-1 in the first period when Matt Cullen scored 39 seconds later to give Nashville a 3-1 edge. That was it for Darling, as Crawford entered the game.
The Blackhawks scored a power-play goal, via Jonathan Toews, about a minute later to cut Nashville’s lead to 3-2.