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Blackhawks’ Corey Crawford becomes 20th NHL goaltender to record 50 playoff wins

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Crawford is tied with Boston’s Tuukka Rask for the third most postseason wins among active goalies.

Edmonton Oilers v Chicago Blackhawks Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images

Corey Crawford made history Wednesday by becoming the 20th NHL goaltender to record at least 50 career postseason wins.

Crawford made 25 saves, including 10 high-danger saves, in the Blackhawks’ 4-3 comeback victory against the Oilers in Game 3 of their Stanley Cup Qualifiers series. Despite the Qualifiers not technically being the Stanley Cup Playoffs, statistics from the qualifying round are counted as playoff statistics.

Crawford, who holds the Blackhawks’ record for most playoff wins, trails only Marc-Andre Fleury of the Golden Knights (78) and Henrik Lundqvist of the Rangers (61) for the most postseason wins among active goalies. Crawford needs one win to break a tie with Tuukka Rask of the Bruins for 19th all-time. Braden Holtby of the Capitals needs two more wins to join the 50-win club.

  1. Patrick Roy (151)
    2. Martin Brodeur (113)
    3. Grant Fuhr (92)
    4. Billy Smith/Ed Belfour (88)
    6. Ken Dryden (80)
    7. Marc-Andre Fleury (78)
    8. Mike Vernon (77)
    9. Chris Osgood (74)
    10. Jacques Plante (71)
    11. Andy Moog (68)
    12. Dominik Hasek (65)
    13. Curtis Joseph (63)
    14. Henrik Lundqvist/Tom Barrasso (61)
    16. Turk Broda (60)
    17. Terry Sawchuk (54)
    18. Gerry Cheevers (53)
    19. Corey Crawford/Tuukka Rask (50)

The Blackhawks, who lead their best-of-five qualifying round series 2-1, need one more win to advance to the playoffs for the first time since 2017. Chicago plays the Oilers in Game 4 at 5:45 p.m. Central time Friday at Rogers Place in Edmonton, the Western Conference hub city.