Chicago coach Joel Quenneville is going back to veteran goaltender Corey Crawford for Game 2 against the Nashville Predators, and he says it was an easy decision.
Quenneville announced Thursday that Crawford will start Friday night after being yanked Wednesday night after the first period. Crawford gave up three goals on 12 shots. Scott Darling stopped all 42 shots he faced in his postseason debut over 67 minutes, 44 seconds in a 4-3 double overtime win Wednesday night.
Crawford went 32-20-5 during the regular season for Chicago, which split the Jennings Trophy with Montreal and Carey Price, allowing the fewest goals in the NHL with 189. The goalie ranked sixth in the NHL with a .924 save percentage and 11th with a 2.27 goals against average.