Corey Crawford will be starting for the Chicago Blackhawks as they play the Pittsburgh Penguins today at Soldier Field. The special edition mask he had for the game, however, may not make an appearance.
— Corey Crawford (@crow_50) February 28, 2014
Crawford tweeted out a preview for his mask design, but on Friday he said he didn’t know where it was with the hashtag #stolen. Will Crawford’s new mask be found in time? Tune in today on NBCSN to find out at 7:00 p.m. for the last outdoor NHL hockey game in the United States this season. In the meantime, here is today’s Morning Skate.
- The blockbuster trade that sent Ryan Miller to the Blues caused a firestorm in the hockey world, but it also put both the Blues and the Sabres in a tough spot. Neither had backup goalies ready to take their places. In order to fulfill that requirement of dressing a back-up goalie, the Blues picked Jeff Tyni, an equipment staff member for the Anaheim Ducks. The Sabres suited up the director of technology for the Sabres’ Harbor Center project, Ryan Vinz. Neither played, but they got to sit on the bench for the emergency goalie position. - USA Today
- Dan Girardi signed a 6-year contract extension with the New York Rangers. The extension is worth $33 million dollars. – Puck Daddy
- Hey! Pekka Rinne played! Rinne started his rehab assignment in Milwaukee and the Admirals crushed the Iowa Wild 9-1. It was a good start for Rinne, but an even better game by the rest of the Admirals. Daniel Lavendar from Admirals Roundtable is a guest writer for Predlines this week and has the recap. – Predlines