Coach Joel Quenneville will decide the starting goaltender later on Wednesday but Corey Crawford could play when the Blackhawks face the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night.
NASHVILLE — The final 20 minutes the Chicago Blackhawks were playing more like themselves. They were pushing the pace, firing shots and getting traffic around Pekka Rinne.
The Blackhawks players are just like any other in the league: they’d rather be playing than practicing.
Antti Raanta knows that being a backup goaltender sometimes means long waits between starts. It also means he has to be ready at all times to get the call.