Report: Blackhawks Consider Replacing Goalie Corey Crawford With Ray Emery

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Friday April 20th, 2012

Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville is considering pulling starting goaltender Corey Crawford before Game 5 against the Phoenix Coyotes tomorrow, according to ESPN Chicago.

"We're talking about that," Quenneville said. "Don't foresee any announcements."

The Blackhawks lost 3-2 in overtime again last night in Game 4 of their Western Conference quarterfinal series; it was their third time in the series losing in OT by that exact same score. Crawford now has a 2.40 goals-against average in the series, and Quenneville is considering replacing him with backup goalie Ray Emery.

The Blackhawks' coach usually announces his starting goaltender the day before a game; this time, no dice. Game 5 is Saturday in Phoenix.

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