(HockeyStL) -- Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford’s night was over after stopping all six shots faced in the first period. Ray Emery kept the magic alive for a combined 3-0 shutout in St. Louis Thursday.
Crawford had recently battled an upper-body injury and returned February 24 after missing four games. In his first start back, he recorded a 28-save shutout against the Blue Jackets.
He was not seen on the Chicago bench after leaving the first period.
The 28-year-old has been brilliant this season for Chicago posting an 8-0-3 record with a 1.50 goals against average and .941 save percentage prior to Thursday. He also entered the game with a 7-1-1 record with a 2.79 goals against average and .897 save percentage in nine games against the Blues.
Emery stopped all 15 shots faced in the final two periods.
This season, Emery has been perfect in eight games en route to posting an 8-0-0 record in eight games played.
The Blues peppered Crawford in their first meeting of the season. He made a season-high 32 saves in a 3-2 win over the Blues in Chicago on January 22.