Blackhawks' Corey Crawford lacking the offensive support

Blackhawks' Corey Crawford lacking the offensive support
January 15, 2014, 7:30 pm
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CSN Staff

Since coming back from a groin injury, Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford is winless in his last five starts.

Crawford has allowed 13 goals and has a save percentage of .924. The criticism shouldn't be squarely on him.

The Blackhawks haven't scored more than two goals in any of those five games.

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On the opposite end of the spectrum, backup goaltender Antti Raanta is 4-0-1 in his last five starts. He's allowed 12 goals -- one less than Crawford -- but his save percentage is only .897. In those games, the Hawks have scored five goals on three separate occasions and had a seven goal contest in a Dec. 27 victory against the Colorado Avalanche.

All signs point to a case of bad luck for Crawford.

The SportsTalk Live panel discussed this topic on Wednesday evening and didn't think there should be any cause for concern regarding Crawford.

You can watch the full video above.