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Corey Crawford to start opener

Updated: January 18, 2013, 10:31 PM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford will start in the team's season opener against the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said on Friday.

Crawford was chosen as the starter over Ray Emery. It's the second consecutive season Crawford was named the team's starter for the season opener.

"We welcome tough decisions, but we're very comfortable with it," Quenneville said after Friday's practice at the Toyota Sports Center.

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