The Chicago Blackhawks put together a gutsy win to force a game five.
The Chicago Blackhawks needed a big performance in game four to win and avoid being swept by the Vegas Golden Knights. They were able to squeeze out a gutsy 3-1 victory to force game five. If they would have lost, it would have made it two straight sweeps in playoff appearances for Chicago. They got the win, however, and put a very good Vegas Golden Knights team down. It certainly wasn’t a pretty victory but a win is a win.
The reason it wasn’t pretty is that it would be fair to say that the Hawks didn’t really even deserve to win this game. They won the game because Corey Crawford was spectacular. Vegas dominated the game but Crawford made 48 saves on 49 shots in the victory. He improved his record to 14-5 in elimination games which is incredibly good. The man has ice in his veins and all fans of this team should respect him for how good he is and has been.