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Crawford is among the goaltending leaders in the NHL.
The Chicago Blackhawks are the best team defensively in the game, with a league-low 1.79 goals allowed per game, thanks primarily to the stellar play of their goaltenders.
Both Corey Crawford and Ray Emery rank among the top 10 netminders in the league. Crawford's 11 wins have him tied for first in the league, His 1.53 goals-against average and .940 save percentage are both good enough for second in the league. He's also posted two shutouts in 14 games.
Emery's statistics are just slightly behind Crawford's. He went a flawless 10-0-0 to start the season, with a 2.02 goals-against average and a .925 save percentage.
Strong performances from the goalies, along with a solid defensive approach by the team, have given the Blackhawks a major advantage in every game. The team hasn't allowed more than four goals a game, and even then, only once did anyone score four against the Hawks.
While Crawford and Emery have certainly proven to be capable netminders, they're both having career years in 2013. The duo are currently the front-runners for the Jennings Trophy, and Crawford's name has been brought up in early Vezina candidate discussions.