In his ongoing effort to stabilize the Blackhawks' goaltending, coach Joel Quenneville chose Corey Crawford to start Friday night's Western Conference showdown against the Sharks.

Crawford watched from the bench as Ray Emery played the last two games, but will man the crease as he looks to snap the Hawks' six-game losing streak and a personal four-game skid.

"(Crawford) played great in here last game (a 1-0 loss Nov. 23)," Quenneville said Thursday. "Ray was in there the last two games. We're going to need both guys. They're both capable of getting the ball here."