Corey Crawford stops 41 shots in 3-1 win

Corey Crawford did not make the NHL Network’s top 10 goalie list in August, a surprise to a lot of people. Though Tuesday night, Crawford told the haters to hit the high road.

Corey Crawford put on a show for his hometown Tuesday night, stopping 41 of 42 shots in the Blackhawks 3-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens.

Tomas Plekanec scored 1:15 into the contest getting the Canadiens  fans on their feet. Unfortunately for them, they would not see the lamp behind Crawford light up again.

Alex DeBrincat scored his first NHL goal on a great feed from line-mate Patrick Sharp toward the end of the first period. Here is the goal, its a BEAUTY!

Brandon Saad added another goal in the final stages of the first period which ended up being the game winner. Saad, who was missed greatly by teammates when traded to Columbus in 2015, has five goals in four games.

The Blackhawks would add on another goal midway through the second period, a tally from Artem Anisimov, his first of the season.

The Blachawks are playing really great hockey to start the season. Their offense has scored 21 goals, while only allowing six. While we are not even two weeks in, there are already telling signs that this is going to be a very successful, dangerous team. They undoubtedly have the star power, solid depth, and determination to let not only themselves but others know that a first round exit is not acceptable.

Wednesday will serve as the Blackhawks day off as they prepare for the Minnesota Wild at the United Center on Thursday.

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