The Chicago Blackhawks shocked the hockey world on Wednesday night when they scored two late goals to beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs qualifying round, and they had a few history-production exhibitions to help support them to that triumph.
In acquiring the triumph in net on Wednesday night, goaltender Corey Crawford got his 50th career triumph in postseason play. As of now the holder of the Blackhawks’ all-time record for playoff wins by a netminder, Crawford is currently one of just 20 goaltenders in NHL history to arrive at the 50-win plateau, as indicated by the league’s public relations department.
Crawford has now showed up in 90 career playoff games, with a 50-38 record in those challenges. He has two Stanley Cup championships amazingly during his protracted career with the group.
As indicated by the NHL’s Public Relations Department, Jonathan Toews’ two-goal night against the Oilers was his ninth career multi-goal game in the postseason. Just two players in Blackhawks history have had more than Toews, with Bobby Hull’s 14 and Denis Savard’s 10 representing the numbers Toews needs to pursue down to bounce to the top of the list.
Considerably more stunningly, Toews now has 11 playoff game-winning goals in his career, tying him for the most in the history of the Blackhawks. Hull, Stan Mikita and Patrick Kane are all on the leaderboard for the Blackhawks, and the next game-winner between Kane and Toews will break that illustrious tie.
Toews and Crawford weren’t the main ones to make history in the game either. As indicated by TSN’s StatsCentre, rookie center Kirby Dach became only the fifth young person in NHL history to register at least four aids his initial three Stanley Cup playoff games.
Every one of the three players will be retreat from the ice Friday as the Blackhawks hope to finish off the Oilers in Game 4 of the series. Puck drop is set for 5:45 p.m.