Corey Crawford admitted that things were starting to get to him. Even in victories, he was seeing too many goals slip behind him — including some on shots he knows he should save — and he was beginning to dwell on it.

So he needed a game like his 26-save performance in the Blackhawks' 2-1 victory Saturday against the Los Angeles Kings. It helped restore some confidence.

"I haven't been getting the results that I wanted. I feel like I need to give a little bit more," Crawford said.

"I just felt like I was giving up a lot of goals. Maybe I was just letting it get to me. The team has been playing well the last three games. We're giving up less chances. It's definitely a factor."

The best thing about Crawford's victory is that he allowed another tough goal to Kings forward Jarret Stoll on an odd fluttering shot, but then shut them out after that. He played big and kept out second chances.