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Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford is playing himself into this season's Vezina Trophy conversation.

Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford is playing himself into this season’s Vezina Trophy conversation.

CHICAGO TRIBUNE: Corey Crawford made 33 saves while Patrick Kane reached a career-high 89 points as the Chicago Blackhawks downed the Detroit Red Wings 4-1. Crawford’s performance this season is generating Vezina Trophy talk. He leads the league in shutouts (7), is second in save percentage (.939) and ranks among the league leaders in goals-against average (2.22).

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Crawford’s been among the NHL’s most under-appreciated starting goalies for most of his career. Not even backstopping the Blackhawks to their last two Stanley Cup titles earned him the respect he deserves. I think he’s definitely played himself into this season’s Vezina Trophy conversation.

NEWSDAY: The New York Rangers overcame a 3-0 deficit to force a 4-4 tie, only to see Cal Clutterbuck’s late goal lift the New York Islanders to a 6-4 victory. Eric Staal scored his first goal as a Ranger, while the Islanders moved to within three points of the Blueshirts for second in the Metropolitan Division.

TRIBLIVE.COM: Evgeni Malkin scored twice to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 6-1 drubbing of the New Jersey Devils, who were playing without starting goalie Cory Schneider, sidelined at least two weeks with a right knee sprain.

SPORTSNET: Montreal Canadiens right wing Brendan Gallagher left Saturday’s game against the Winnipeg Jets with an apparent lower-body injury. No word yet regarding his status.

THE BOSTON GLOBE:  Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller (apparently right shoulder injury) is listed as day-to-day and will miss the club’s upcoming two-game swing through Florida.

MLIVE.COM: Detroit Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek continues to struggle after being red hot through January and early February. Mrazek is 3-3-1 in his past seven appearances, with a 3.81 goals-against average and .868 save percentage.

TORONTO STAR: Milan Michalek will become the 23rd player this season to make his debut with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

CALGARY SUN: The Flames won’t be raising their season-ticket prices for 2016-17.