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Five reasons Blackhawks are so good

Updated: March 6, 2013, 10:22 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

1. Goaltending, goaltending, goaltendingCorey Crawford struggled in his sophomore season as an NHL starter, which is largely why the Hawks were bounced in the first round by Phoenix last postseason. But the Hawks felt he could bounce back and look like the 2010-11 version of Crawford who was outstanding. Well, they were right. Crawford has been dynamite this season and, when he's been injured, the Hawks haven't lost step with veteran backup Ray Emery, who also has been terrific. Both goalies ...

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