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Blackhawks' Corey Crawford named NHL's No. 2 star for January

The Chicago goaltender went 9-2-0 with two shutouts during the first month of year.

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Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford was named the NHL's No. 2 star for January, the league announced Monday.

Crawford posted a 9-2-0 record with a 1.64 goals-against average, .952 save percentage and two shutouts in 11 games during the first month of the year. He helped guide the Blackhawks to a 11-3-0 mark in the month.

The Chicago netminder played an integral part in the team's franchise record 12-game winning streak, allowing two or fewer goals in nine appearances. He also added two shutouts.

Crawford's seven shutouts lead the league, while his 28 wins are only second to Capitals' Braden Holtby. His .932 save percentage ranks fourth in the league, while his 2.14 GAA is 10th, second only to Jets' netminder Connor Hellebuyck among Central Division goaltenders.

It is the first monthly honor for Crawford this season. Chicago winger Patrick Kane was named No. 1 star for November and the third star for December.

Evgeny Kuznetsov of the Washington Capitals was the No. 1 star and Kris Letang of the Pittsburgh Penguins the No. 3 star. Kuznetsov registered a trio of 3-point performances in a four-game span during the month.