By Patrick JohnstonPublished Mar 09, 2018 02:13:29The Chicago Blackhawks are in the Stanley Series, and they’ve done it without one of their three starting goalie, Corey Crawford.
They’re 1-0-0 in the series and now face the Los Angeles Kings in Game 5 on Wednesday night.
This was the first Stanley Cup Finals game in Chicago since the Blackhawks won it all in 1997.
It was the team’s first championship since 2002.
Here’s what you need to know about the Blackhawks.
Who is Corey Crawford?
Crawford, who was drafted No. 9 overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, has been battling injuries for most of the season and missed the first six games with a sprained MCL.
He returned to play in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals on Monday night and has since scored a goal in his last three games.
The Blackhawks had the NHL’s best record at 7-0 on Saturday but were swept by the Minnesota Wild.
The Wild lost 2-1.
Here’s a look at Crawford’s stats:The Blackhawks’ goaltending was shaky in Game 3 and Game 4 but Crawford has been a strong goalie.
Crawford leads the team with three shutouts and is 0-1-0 with a 2.36 goals-against average.
He is tied for the team lead with three games with at least one shutout.
The Hawks won the Stanley Cups in 2007 and 2010.
They won the NHL Championship in 2011, 2012 and 2014, the Stanley Stanley Cup in 2013, the Presidents Cup in 2017 and the Presidents Trophy in 2017.
Crawton has a 1.89 goals-to-game average in his first seven postseason games.
He’s not the best goal-scorer in the NHL, but he’s still a solid one and has a knack for making saves.
Here are the goaltenders who played in the playoffs in the last five years:Johnston, who covered the NHL for NHL.com, contributed to this report.