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Crawford starts, wins for Blackhawks against Red Wings after leaving previous game with injury

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Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) and Niklas Hjalmarsson (4), of Sweden, try to smother a loose puck as St. Louis Blues\' David Perron, front left, and T.J. Oshie get in on the play during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) Author: The Hockey News

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Crawford starts, wins for Blackhawks against Red Wings after leaving previous game with injury

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DETROIT - Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville started Corey Crawford against the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday and the goaltender finished with 32 saves in a 2-1 shootout victory.

Crawford left his last game with an upper-body injury. He played in only the first period of Thursday night's win at St. Louis. Ray Emery relieved Crawford against the Blues and finished off a 3-0 shutout.

Quenneville insists Crawford's latest injury isn't the same one that took him off the ice earlier this season.

Emery played and Crawford was a reserve on the bench Friday night in a 4-3 overtime win over Columbus that extended the Blackhawks' NHL-record, season-opening points streak to 21 games. Emery is 9-0 as a starter and ranks among NHL leaders with in save percentage and goals-against average.

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Crawford starts, wins for Blackhawks against Red Wings after leaving previous game with injury