After some speculation, it's been reported that Corey Crawford will again get the nod in net when the Chicago Blackhawks play the Phoenix Coyotes in Game 5 of the teams' opening round series in the 2012 NHL playoffs.
Crawford will start tonight for the #Blackhawks— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) April 21, 2012
Crawford has started every game of the series thus far for Chicago. He's played well throughout the series, but let in game-winning goals in overtime during Game 3 and Game 4 that were perceived as "soft". Ray Emery started 27 games for the Blackhaws during the regular season.
The 'Hawks enter Game 5 down 3-1, and need a victory to stave off elimination.
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