Ray Emery has done well in the three games he has started in goal for the 9-0-2 Blackhawks this season, but coach Joel Quenneville it clear Corey Crawford is his starting net-minder.
"We're going to ride him," Quenneville said after practice Saturday in Nashville. "Ray has done a great job so it's a good situation to be in where both guys get the net. Corey is going to get the bulk of it but both guys deserve to play."
Crawford will start Sunday night against the Predators at Bridgestone Arena after watching from the bench as Emery played two of the last three games — and won both. The well-rested Crawford will be looking to build upon a strong start during which he has posted a 6-0-2 record, 1.82 goals-against average and .930 save percentage.
"I feel really good," Crawford said. "We've been getting a lot of days off. So far 'Q' has been really good with that and everyone is pretty rested."
Crawford gets nod against Predators
Chicago Tribune | Feb 10