Corey Crawford to start in goal for Blackhawks vs. Hurricanes


RALEIGH, N.C. — Corey Crawford will start between the pipes for the Blackhawks when they visit the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena on Saturday, coach Jeremy Colliton confirmed. This will be his fifth start in nine games.

Crawford is coming off a game in which he gave up four goals on 29 shots for a save percentage of .862 in a 5-3 loss to the Washington Capitals on Sunday. The Blackhawks gave Robin Lehner back-to-back starts against Vegas on Tuesday and Philadelphia on Thursday.

Crawford is 1-3-0 with a 3.58 goals-against average and .891 save percentage in four starts this season. He has a 5-5-0 record with a 2.57 goals-against average and .919 save percentage in 10 career starts against the Hurricanes.

The only other lineup change is Zack Smith drawing in for Drake Caggiula, likely on the fourth line.

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