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Question of the Day
The Chicago Blackhawks started the season with questions about their goaltending situation.
Thanks to having perhaps the NHL’s best goalie tandem, the Blackhawks have broken a league record by opening with at least a point in 22 straight games. They have matched Montreal’s multi-season points run from the 1977-78 season and trail only the Philadelphia Flyers’ streak of 35 straight games with at least a point during the 1979-80 season.
Chicago’s next chance to extend its streak will be Tuesday at home against the Minnesota Wild.
“No matter who is in the net, the guys have been playing very well in front of them, and they give us confidence as well,” Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said Sunday, when his team extended the mark with a 2-1 shootout win at Detroit. “The consistency there has been one of the key factors to the start.”
The Blackhawks (19-0-3) welcomed back Crawford against the Red Wings for the first time since he left last Thursday’s game at St. Louis with an upper-body injury. He didn’t give up a goal in the shootout and finished with 32 saves, including a spectacular one with his glove to prevent Detroit from taking a two-goal lead in the third period, helping Chicago win a ninth straight game.
“It’s a big confidence boost.”
Emery is 9-0 in starts and is among league leaders with a 2.02 goals-against average in 10 games. But the 30-year-old backup insisted he doesn’t mind sitting and watching his 28-year-old teammate play.
Quenneville said it has been a “healthy situation,” on and off the ice.
“Both guys want to play and both guys have proven in this league they can be a top goalie,” Quenneville said. “It seems like no matter what player you look at in our lineup, everybody is contributing in a meaningful way and it starts with our goaltenders.”
“We don’t mind tough decisions,” Quenneville said with a grin.
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