St. Louis


EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – As he was growing up, Corey Crawford had a few goaltending idols. One of them will be officially calling it a career later this week.


The mood was fairly jovial on Wednesday night, a few minutes after the Blackhawks took a 3-2 shootout victory from the Pittsburgh Penguins.


Antti Raanta’s last United Center start was a strong one, a 31-stop shutout against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Dec. 21.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Scott Darling will get the start and Klas Dahlbeck will make his NHL debut when the Blackhawks face the Nashville Predators Saturday night at Bridgestone Arena.


Antti Raanta joked that he wasn’t doing anything that may cause him to get sick again heading into Wednesday night’s start, not after an illness cost him his last chance.