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Guess who will be joining this list very shortly? That¡¯s right none other than #50! If it wasn¡¯t for the shortened season last year Crawford would already be on this list since he won 19 games Chris Clemons Limited Jersey last year in only 30 appearances. Crawford¡¯s record this year is 29-13-10 and is just one Win away from the 30 win club for the 3rd time in his short career.Crawford never has to be spectacular, but only needs to stop everything that he suppose to which he¡¯s done a pretty good job for most of his career except for a little series with a team named the Phoenix Coyotes.




 It¡¯s funny how many fans want to start controversy at a moments notice or people want to stir up controversy at a anytime Antti Raanta gets a start or there is talk of a night off for Crawford. Crawford is exactly what the Blackhawks and Joel Quenneville need in net on a nightly basis. He may make superstar money starting next year when his contract extension kicks in but he doesn¡¯t have a superstar ego, he¡¯s learned to shake off bad goals, and he¡¯s a workhorse that will keep starting game after game like a goalie from another era. Columbus grabbed a 3-2 lead at 6:58 of the third period. The team skated the other way on a 2-on-1 and Matt Calvert let fly with a shot from the right wing that Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard stopped beforeGolden Tate Limited Jersey Atkinson knocked in the rebound. However, the net was dislodged by Atkinson before the puck crossed the line, but Brendan Smith had pushed Atkinson into the net and the refs ruled it a good goal."They knocked the net off and they still score," a frustrated Howard said. "I guess it's something to remember in the back of our minds, you knock the net off it, just throw (the puck) in there. 




It should count." Ryan Johansen sealed the win for Columbus with an empty-net goal in the closing seconds.Gustav Nyquist had both goals for the Red Wings, while Howard made 24 stops on 27 shots.Beginning with Thursday's test, Detroit is playing four of its next five games on home ice. The Red Wings are only 15-11-10 as the host this season, but the club had won four straight in the Motor City before losing Sunday's game against the Wild.Detroit is 2-0 against the Habs so far in 2013-14 and the clubs will meet once more in the regular season when Montreal hosts the Red Wings on April 5. The Red Wings have won four of five and six of eight overall in the series and have come out on top in the last two encounters at Joe Louis Arena. It¡¯s a good thing the experts keep telling us how provincial Canadians are in their hockey loyalties, because if fans really cared about all their brothers-in-misery across this great hockey nation, we¡¯d all be in therapy.Seven National Hockey League teams, we have, and at the moment, only one (1) is well-positioned to make it past the end of the regular season.The Toronto Maple Leafs, losers of six straight and racing in reverse to a slot outside the cut-line, may go on toying with their fans¡¯ emotions for another couple of days, even weeks, Carey Price Canadiens Jersey and the Vancouver Canucks may exhibit the occasional pulse beat.Don Cherry takes issue with Leafs signing college player: ¡®He takes a spot from some guy slugging it out on the buses¡¯ But if the season ended today (and it basically ended long before this in five of our markets), the Montreal Canadiens, the last squad from north of the border to win a Stanley Cup ¡ª 21 years ago ¡ª would be the lone Canadian entry with a seat at the 2014 playoff table.Here at GlassHalfEmpty.com, we see that it was fully two months ago that we last examined the sorry state of Canada¡¯s NHL teams. 




It¡¯s gotten worse.Since then, violence has erupted and a government¡¯s toppled in Ukraine, a Winter Olympics and Paralympics have been held and adjourned, AEG, Farmers Insurance in naming-rights deal for proposed NFL stadium - Los Angeles Times Vladimir Putin has dropped the faintly disdainful stoneface that so charmed visitors in Sochi and returned to the full assassin¡¯s glare while annexing Crimea, Malaysia Airlines flight 370 has been lost and search efforts have come up empty, and Taylor Hall has soaked his coach, Dallas Eakins, with a water bottle.


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