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Looking at the numbers, it's kind of hard to say that Crawford suffered a sophomore slump.
He started the same number of games, won three fewer but also lost one less. The biggest difference was the extra 18 goals he allowed.
This is one of those instances where what you saw on paper was different than what you saw on the ice. While Crawford began and ended the season on fire what happened between November and February was a different story.
Crawford ended up losing the starting job in both December and February before regaining it. In November, January and February he posted save percentages below 90 percent.
Compare that to October, December, March and April when his save percentage was over 91 percent. Now a few percentage points doesn't sound like a lot but in hockey it means everything.
More important than the number of goals he allowed was when he allowed them.
On numerous occasions Crawford let in soft goals or worse allowed the opposing team to score quickly after the Blackhawks hit the back of the net.
If Crawford can stay focused and become more consistent it will go a long way to regaining the fans' trust.