Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010
By Tracey Myers
Marty Turco figures he has a couple chances to face his old team, the Dallas Stars.
He just won't be doing it on Wednesday night.
Corey Crawford will get the start when the Blackhawks host Turco's former team at the United Center on Wednesday. Crawford has won six consecutive starts heading into the game. For Turco, a chance to play Dallas, where he played for nine seasons before signing with Chicago this summer, would be great. But he understands the decision.
"Corey's playing well and deserves to (start)," Turco said. "That's why I came here, to win. I have zero problems with it.
Turco hasn't gotten off to the record he would've liked here in Chicago, where he's lost his last three decisions. He's currently 8-8-2 with a 2.90 goals-against average. Crawford has been surging to a 7-4-0 mark with a 2.34 GAA.
Quenneville went away from Crawford last Friday, putting Turco in against the Vancouver Canucks. Quenneville said all things considered, it was a difficult decision.
"The other day we went against the grain against Vancouver," Quenneville said.
"(Corey's) earned the opportunity to play. That's kind of where we're at."
With three more games against the Stars this season, including Feb. 11 and March 17 matchups in Dallas. Turco figures he'll get his shot at some point.
"If it was an Eastern Conference team and this was my only shot at them I might puff out my chest. But it's no big deal, really, as long as we beat them," Turco said with a smile. "I came here to win and be part of the winning formula. (Crawford's) playing well, he's hot, what else can you say? I have no problem with it."
Tracey Myers is CSNChicago.com's Blackhawks Insider. Follow Tracey on Twitter @TramyersCSN for up-to-the-minute Hawks information.