Crawford yanked by Blackhawks after giving up 3 goals on 12 shots in 1st period to Nashville

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Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) gets a drink after Nashville Predators left wing Viktor Stalberg, of Sweden, not shown, scored a goal in the first period of Game 1 of an NHL Western Conference hockey playoff series Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)


Nashville Predators center Colin Wilson (33) celebrates after scoring his second goal of the game against Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) in the first period of Game 1 of an NHL Western Conference hockey playoff series Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. Also celebrating is Nashville Predators center Mike Ribeiro (63). (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)


NASHVILLE, Tennessee — Chicago goaltender Corey Crawford was pulled after the first period of the Blackhawks' Game 1 against Nashville and replaced by Scott Darling.

Crawford gave up three goals on 12 shots in the first period against Nashville. He went 32-20-5 during the regular season for Chicago, which split the Jennings Trophy with Montreal and Carey Price, allowing the fewest goals in the NHL with 189.

The goalie ranked sixth in the NHL with a .924 save percentage and 11th with a 2.27 goals against average.

Darling had to stop only four shots in the second as Chicago tied it with three goals in the period. Darling was 9-4-0 during the regular season for the Blackhawks with a 1.95 goals against average.

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