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Blackhawks lose Crawford, but end three-game skid

Dec 8, 2013, 9:53 PM EDT

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The Chicago Blackhawks experienced a good news/bad news Sunday as they beat the Florida Panthers 6-2, but Corey Crawford suffered a lower-body injury (and didn’t return) in the process.

Sure, the Blackhawks ended a three-game losing streak and Crawford didn’t allow four goals. Unfortunately, he only saw four shots, as he left in the first period.

The Blackhawks power play was red-hot on Sunday, as three of their goals came on the man advantage (note: Tracey Myers clarifies a box score error).

Antti Raanta stopped 29 out of 31 shots in relief of Crawford. It could be important for Raanta to build up some confidence, especially if Crawford is on the shelf for a while with his lower-body issue.

Patrick Sharp (one goal, two assists) and Patrick Kane (three assists) had three points apiece while Marian Hossa, Brent Seabrook and Brandon Saad generated one-goal, one-assist nights.

There was one last bit of good news: at least Raanta didn’t get hurt, as there was a scare when he was bumped later on in the game by Jimmy Hayes:

  1. peterjohnjoseph - Dec 8, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    The Blackhawks only had 3 Power Play goals tonight.

  2. alexbaymac - Dec 8, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    My guess? You got your info from ESPN’s site…they were screwed up all night, listing the goals as if the Hawks were on the PP all night !!! LOL
    You can’t trust ESPN…& may not PHT, either!

    • James O'Brien - Dec 8, 2013 at 10:17 PM

      Thanks everyone, box score information was incorrect. Clarified thanks to CSN Chicago’s Tracey Myers.

      • esracerx46 - Dec 8, 2013 at 11:34 PM

        Your link for the Tracey Myers box sent me to a link for the Isles closed door meeting.

    • comeonnowguys - Dec 9, 2013 at 9:17 AM

      The NHL GameCenter app was also acting screwy. Doubtful they got their information from ESPN.

  3. themohel - Dec 8, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    Also, Florida did not score any goals shorthanded.

    • endusersolutions2013 - Dec 8, 2013 at 10:54 PM

      It was more messed up than that. Despite the Hawks winning 6-2, for the Hawks, the +/- were all 0 or -s. The Panthers were amazingly all 0 or +s

  4. purp1234 - Dec 8, 2013 at 11:52 PM

    Did they get anything right? Did Chicago actually play tonight?

  5. tdrusher225 - Dec 9, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    Now we’re going to see how much of a minimal effect losing Corey Crawford is to this team. The Hawks will be making Antti Raanta look like an above average goalie in no time.

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