By Jon Fromi
The Chicago Blackhawks squandered an inspired effort from goalie Corey Crawford Sunday night at the United Center. The New York Rangers got just one shot by the Hawks goalie but it was the only one of the contest. The overtime tally was enough to send the Madhouse faithful home disappointed as the Hawks lost 1-0.
First Period-New York outshot the Blackhawks 16-8 in the opening 20 minutes but neither team was able to get a puck past Crawford or Rangers goalie Cam Talbot.
Chicago was awarded a power play 3:12 into the game when Marc Staal hooked Brandon Saad. Patrick Sharp got a shot on goal late but the man advantage went unfulfilled.
Crawford stopped a Dan Boyle slap shot in the ninth minute and also denied the rebound by Staal. A couple of minutes later, he made another nice save of a James Sheppard attempt.