Corey Crawford has gone from being benched for Ray Emery to the NHL’s Second Star of the Week:
Crawford had a 3-0-0 record, 1.09 goals-against average and .948 save percentage as the Blackhawks (40-25-8, 88 points) improved to 7-1-1 in their last nine games. He stopped all 18 shots he faced in 45 minutes of relief and denied all three challengers in the shootout as Chicago earned a 4-3 come-from-behind victory against the St. Louis Blues March 13. Crawford then closed the week by making 21 saves in a 4-1 win at the Dallas Stars March 16 and 16 stops in a 5-2 victory against the Washington Capitals March 18. He improved to 25-16-5 with a 2.83 goals-against average and .902 save percentage in 49 appearances.
Four for you, Corey Coco! You go, Corey Coco! (NHL.com)
After weeks of being resigned to the fact that the Blackhawks probably won’t rise any further in the Western Conference Standings, people are starting to talk about home ice advantage again. (Chicago Tribune)
Remember this name, because the meatballs will be asking for him to come up soon: the Blackhawks have signed Orland Park, IL native Terry Broadhurst to a two year deal.
Broadhurst, who is expected to join the Rockford IceHogs, is from Orland Park. The 23-year-old just finished his junior season at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, where he was team captain and had career-bests in goals (16), assists (20) and points (36) in 38 games this year.
Da Hawks need a Chicahgo kid like Eddie O! (Chicago Sun-Times)
Eight Blackhawks prospects will be playing in the 2012 NCAA Men’s Hockey Tournament in hopes to get to the Frozen Four with their respective teams. (NHL) The list of prospects are:
- Braden Birch (Cornell)
- Adam Clendening (BU)
- Dan Delisle (MN-Duluth)
- Joe Gleason (UND)
- Kevin Hayes (BC)
- Justin Holl (Minn.)
- Nick Mattson (UND)
- Paul Phillips (Denver)