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Quenneville: Crawford ‘needs to be better’

Dec 5, 2013, 11:48 PM EDT

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Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville got right down to it on the topic of his goaltender Corey Crawford.

“He needs to be better,” said Quenneville, according to Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago.

The advice for Crawford came after the Blackhawks coughed up a 4-3 decision to the Minnesota Wild, a Central Division foe, on Thursday night. Chicago captured the lead early on in the third period, but quickly gave it up as the Wild scored twice in less than four minutes to snatch the victory back.

Marco Scandella‘s first goal of the season turned out to be the winner. It came with 1:48 remaining in regulation time.

Crawford faced only 23 shots the entire night, making 19 saves.

The Blackhawks, still first in the Central Division by three points, have lost their last two games, which follow after a six-game winning streak to cap off their Circus Trip in impressive style.

“You look at the last couple games. There are mistakes we’ve made that we have to tend to, obviously,” said Blackhawks’ captain Jonathan Toews.

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