One way to measure Corey Crawford's trajectory: Questions about the goaltending for Sunday's matinee against the Blues were not a matter of whether the Blackhawks could afford to turn to him, but whether Crawford was up for two day-game starts in two days.

"I thought he was really good," Hawks coach Joel Quenneville said after Crawford's 33-save effort Saturday in a 6-1 drubbing of the Blue Jackets.

"He was square, he was big, he was quick. He responded to an early goal, definitely an A-plus chance against him, and I thought he really battled back and was solid."