Chicago Blackhawks: Hawks rewind
October, 10, 2013
By Scott Powers
Jasen Vinlove/USA TODAY SportsCorey Crawford has played better than his save percentage would indicate.
Here are three observations from the Chicago Blackhawks' 3-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues after reviewing Wednesday’s game the morning after:
1. Corey Crawford wasn’t to blame for Wednesday’s late goal and is having a solid season so far despite his numbers. Crawford is 1-1-1 with a 2.93 goal-against average and .890 save percentage. On the surface, those numbers aren’t great. But of the nine goals Crawford has allowed this season, five of them have come on the power play, two have occurred on 2-on-1 rushes, one on a 3-on-1 rush and one came on a rebound. Crawford said he should have stopped the game-winner on Tuesday, but it’s hard to blame him considering it was scored on a massive slap shot from the left circle and on a 3-on-1 rush. Crawford has stopped 60 of 64 even-strength shots on goal and 12 of 17 power-play shots on goal. The fault with Wednesday’s late goal should go to Brent Seabrook who was too far into the offensive zone for that late in the game.