04/29/2013 8:14 AM
New York, NY. –Chicago Blackhawks goaltenders Corey Crawford and Ray Emery combined to win their first William M. Jennings Trophy as the goaltenders on the club allowing the fewest goals during the 2012-13 National Hockey League regular season.
Crawford and Emery split responsibilities between the pipes on a Chicago team that allowed a league-low 102 goals, two fewer than the Ottawa Senators. They captured their first William M. Jennings Trophy and the fourth in Blackhawks history (1994-95, 1992-93, 1990-91 – all by Ed Belfour).
Crawford posted a 19-5-5 record, ranked third in the League with a 1.94 goals-against average and sixth with a .926 save percentage. Emery set an NHL record by winning his first 12 decisions of the season and finished 17-1-0. He ranked fourth in the League with a 1.94 goals-against average and registered a .922 save percentage. Crawford and Emery each recorded three shutouts and shared another, helping the Blackhawks total seven blank sheets for the season, tied with St. Louis and Vancouver for the most in the League.
While skating with the Rockford IceHogs between 2007 and 2010, Crawford earned more wins than any goalie in franchise history. In 147 career games in Rockford, Crawford went 69-53-10 with a .900 save percentage and a 2.70 goals against average.