The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 last night, but a win didn't always look so sure. Starting goaltender Corey Crawford allowed three goals in the first period before being pulling for Ray Emery. Emery was fantastic in his stead, allowing only one with four seconds remaining in the game when the win was already secure.
Today, the Chicago Tribune's Brian Hamilton is reporting that Emery will start in net on Friday against the Ottawa Senators, his former team.
Ray Emery to start in goal for #Blackhawks on Friday in Ottawa.— Brian Hamilton (@ChiTribHamilton) March 1, 2012
In other Blackhawks news, defenseman Nikolas Hjalmarsson and star center Jonathan Toews will be out against the Senators.
Coach Q: Hjalmarsson skated with the team, will travel but is out tomorrow vs. Ottawa. Toews will not travel with the team. #Blackhawks— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) March 1, 2012
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