|Date of Birth||12/31/1984|
|Height, Weight||6'2", 216 lbs|
|Drafted||2003 - Rd 2|
Crawford stopped 27 of 28 shots in a 3-1 win over the Oilers on Monday.
Crawford and the Blackhawks did a great job in silencing the Oilers, as only James Neal's late third-period tally prevented Crow from getting a shutout. It's a welcome good game after Crawford had allowed nine goals over his first two appearances. The 34-year-old will have plenty of time to rest ahead of Friday's game versus the Blue Jackets.
Crawford will defend the home net in Monday's game against the Oilers, Carter Baum of the Blackhawks' official site reports.
This is slightly surprising considering Crawford allowed nine goals over his first two starts while Robin Lehner looked better with 30 saves on 33 shots in his only gig. Crawford and the winless Blackhawks will look to halt the Edmonton's five-game winning streak, as the Oilers have busted out of the gate averaging 4.5 goals per contest.
Crawford allowed five goals on 34 shots in Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Sharks.
Crawford has now given up nine goals in his first two starts of 2019-20, stopping 53 of 62 shots for an .855 save percentage. The 34-year-old was aiming to bounce back from a .908 save percentage last season that was his worst since 2011-12, and so far the early returns aren't pretty. He'll look to right the ship as early as Saturday when Chicago hosts Winnipeg.
Crawford is slated to start Thursday's home opener against the Sharks, Charlie Roumeliotis of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Crawford wasn't great in Friday's season opener against the Flyers, surrendering four goals on 38 shots en route to a 4-3 loss. The veteran backstop will look to bounce back in a home matchup with a San Jose team that will be desperate for a win after going 0-4-0 to start the campaign.
Crawford turned aside 34 of 38 Philadelphia shots in a 4-3 season-opening loss on Friday.
Crawford received the opening-night nod over newcomer Robin Lehner and is looking to bounce back from a tough 2018-19 campaign in which he went 14-18-5 with a 2.93 GAA and .929 save percentage. It's still unclear how the playing time will be divided between the two goaltenders, but Crawford is only two years removed from posting a career-best .929 save percentage.