The Chicago Blackhawks are tied at one in their first-round playoff series against the Nashville Predators. The Predators defeated the Blackhawks, 6-2, in Game 2.
The Blackhawks were able to keep the game close until the third period, when the Predators scored three goals.
Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford struggled with six goals allowed, and head coach Joel Quenneville announced that Scott Darling will be the starter for Game 3.
Darling started for the Blackhawks in Game 1 and made 42 saves as the Blackhawks rallied from a 3-0 deficit to win, 4-3.
Crawford had allowed three early goals before being pulled in that game, and Darling responded to the challenge with a shutout.
Quenneville insists that he will decide on the Blackhawks’ goalie one game at a time though.
The Blackhawks are known for having a polished NHL playoff resume as they have reached the Western Conference Finals in four of their last six seasons.
This includes a playoff appearance in each of those seasons while winning two Stanley Cup championships.