Here were the sports winners and losers…
Hawks' streak continues
Topping the winners list is the Blackhawks. It wasn’t pretty, but they beat Columbus 1-0 at the United Center. They are now 15-0-3, extending their NHL record for starting a season. You know things are going well when goalie Corey Crawford earns a shut-out after sitting out two weeks with an injury.
Crawford stopped 28 shots, but credits the work done by his teammates in front of him.
“Everyone's playing hard, making the right plays, not turning pucks over and guys are coming back to help out our ‘D,’ he said. "Our ‘D’ has been so good this year in blocking shots, sticks in lanes. It's just another solid victory for us."
This was the second shut-out for Crawford this season.
The only goal of the night was scored by 21-year-old Andrew Shaw in the waning moments of the second period.