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Chicago coach says easy decision to put Corey Crawford back in net for Game 2 vs. Predators

  • Chicago Blackhawks goalie Scott Darling reaches for the puck in the third period of Game 1 of an NHL Western Conference hockey playoff series against the Nashville Predators Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Chicago Blackhawks goalie Scott Darling reaches for the puck in the third period of Game 1 of an NHL Western Conference hockey playoff series against the Nashville Predators Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)  (The Associated Press)

  • Nashville Predators center Colin Wilson (33) celebrates after scoring his second goal of the game against Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) in the first period of Game 1 of an NHL Western Conference hockey playoff series Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. Also celebrating is Nashville Predators center Mike Ribeiro (63). (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Nashville Predators center Colin Wilson (33) celebrates after scoring his second goal of the game against Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) in the first period of Game 1 of an NHL Western Conference hockey playoff series Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. Also celebrating is Nashville Predators center Mike Ribeiro (63). (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)  (The Associated Press)

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.