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Crawford, Blackhawks blank Red Wings

Wednesday, 09.18.2013 / 1:51 AM

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Crawford, Blackhawks blank Red Wings
Detroit Red Wings 0, Chicago Blackhawks 2
Three Stars of the Game
Corey Crawford
1st
SA: 19TOI: 60:00
GA: 0
PIM: 0
SV%: 1.000
Patrick Sharp
2nd
G: 1Shots: 5
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 2
+/-: 1TOI: 16:56
Brent Seabrook
3rd
G: 0Shots: 3
A: 1Hits: 1
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 24:10

Corey Crawford stopped all 19 shots he faced, and Patrick Sharp and Ben Smith scored in the second period when the Chicago Blackhawks blanked the Detroit Red Wings, 2-0, at United Center.

"He didn't get tested much," Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said of Crawford. "But we got him a full game and he looked like he was tracking the puck well."

Jonas Gustavsson stopped 21 of 23 shots for the Red Wings. Jared Coreau relieved Gustavsson at the start of the third period and made 11 saves.

Sharp broke a scoreless tie at 16:37 of the second when he took a pass from Jeremy Morin and snapped a shot past Gustavsson. Smith scored 1:09 later.

"You play your first game of the year and suddenly you've got nine forwards there and they're out of gas fast," Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said. "I didn't think we had much of a push there tonight to tell you the truth. I thought we killed penalties good. Other than that, though, they were better than we were. They had the puck more. But it's a good evaluation. We had a lot of kids in the lineup here tonight."

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
16:37
CHI
Patrick Sharp (1) Snap shot - ASST: Jeremy Morin (1), Brent Seabrook (1)
1 - 0 CHI
17:46
CHI
Ben Smith (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Jimmy Hayes (1), Marcus Kruger (1)
2 - 0 CHI
3rd Period
NONE
penalty summary
1st Period
02:16
DET
Teemu Pulkkinen served by Mitch Callahan  Boarding (maj)  - 5 min against  Michael Kostka
02:16
CHI
Ryan Stanton  Roughing  - 2 min against  Teemu Pulkkinen
02:16
DET
Teemu Pulkkinen  Game misconduct  - 10 min against  Michael Kostka
02:42
CHI
Joakim Nordstrom  Holding  - 2 min against  Todd Bertuzzi
03:26
DET
Andreas Athanasiou  Interference  - 2 min against  Nick Leddy
09:26
DET
Stephen Weiss  Closing hand on puck  - 2 min
19:22
DET
Jonathan Ericsson  Hooking  - 2 min against  Ben Smith
2nd Period
02:20
CHI
Brandon Bollig  Roughing  - 2 min against  Mitch Callahan
02:20
DET
Mitch Callahan served by Tomas Jurco  Boarding (maj)  - 5 min against  Sheldon Brookbank
02:20
DET
Mitch Callahan  Game misconduct  - 10 min against  Sheldon Brookbank
12:37
CHI
Patrick Sharp  Holding  - 2 min against  Jonathan Ericsson
3rd Period
NONE
goalie stats
Jared Coreau
SA: 11TOI: 19:00
GA: 0SV%: 1.000
Jonas Gustavsson
SA: 23TOI: 39:55
GA: 2SV%: .913
Corey Crawford
SA: 19TOI: 60:00
GA: 0SV%: 1.000