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Video: Blackhawks goalie Khabibulin leaves game with injury

Nov 16, 2013, 8:49 PM EDT

Chicago Blackhawks back-up goalie Nikolai Khabibulin has left tonight’s game against the Nashville Predators with what looked to be lower-body injury, which occurred late in the first period.

Khabibulin went down in discomfort after going down to stop a Shea Weber slap shot from the point. The shot missed, however Khabibulin couldn’t get back to his feet.

He had to crawl to his left to make the next save, which forced a whistle and a stoppage in play.

Corey Crawford entered the game for Chicago.

The Blackhawks fell behind two goals early in the first period, as the Predators scored twice in the span of 57 seconds. Khabibulin had allowed two goals on eight shots faced, before the injury.

  1. jhaegs - Nov 16, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    Sounds like a blessing in disguise for the Blackhawks. Old man probably hurt his hip…

  2. esracerx46 - Nov 16, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    2 more relatively soft goals. Looked like a groin. This gonna be like the night all those kids scored their first NHL goal? Any other old Russian goalies playing tonight?

  3. jhuck92 - Nov 16, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    Stop teasing Rantaa and bring him up already, Bowman.

    • esracerx46 - Nov 16, 2013 at 9:26 PM

      Raanta started off well, but has somewhat struggled as of late.

  4. blackhawks2010 - Nov 16, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    Welcome to Chicago Anti Raanta….

  5. storminator16 - Nov 16, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    Hate to see guys suck like this at the end of their careers. Stick a fork in the Bulin Wall, son. He doesn’t even resemble the player he was in Phoenix, Tampa, and parts of his first stint in Chicago.

  6. hines86for6 - Nov 16, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    Shea Weber’s slap shot takes no prisoners.

  7. jhaegs - Nov 16, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    Looks like Crawford isn’t any better tonight.

  8. blackhawks2010 - Nov 17, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    Raanta is en route to Chicago….

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