The Avalanche had a 5 game streak snapped by the Chicago Blackhawks. If it wasn't for a splendid effort in goal by Semyon Varlamov, the Hawks may have scored 5 or 6. Crawford held his own and could have easily been named a star in the game. As Hossa stated, "Tonight, he (Crawford) stole the game for us. He made some really key saves".
It's great to have a goalie win. There are usually about 7-10 goalie wins all season. This was one of them.
So, tonight Corey Crawford and his 31 saves held on to do what the Hawks couldn't do last year when they saw Colorado early in the season,....hold on for a WIN.
The Hawks got their scoring from Jonathon Toews(3rd) and Patrick Sharp(2nd) before Marian Hossa put in a 6 on 4 shorthanded -emptynet goal (3rd) to win 3-1. Hawks play this same team two days from now in the UC. It should be a pretty raucous sold out crowd. Hawks presently stand at 4-1-1 this early season.