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CHICAGO (AP) — Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford will start Thursday night against Arizona in his first game since he missed most of last season because of a concussion.Coach Joel Quenneville confirmed Crawford’s return at the team’s morning skate. Rookie forward Luke Johnson was assigned to Rockford of the American Hockey League Philadelphia Flyers Hoodies Authentic , leaving three goaltenders on Chicago’s roster.It’s the first game for Crawford since Dec. 23.“It’s exciting,” Quenneville said. “I’m sure he’s looking forward to it and we all are excited about him in there as well. It’ll be a fun situation for the guys seeing him back in net as well, so we’re looking for everybody to be excited about tonight’s game.”The 33-year-old Crawford helped Chicago win the Stanley Cup in 2013 and 2015. Without him last season, the Blackhawks tumbled into last place in the Central Division and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2008. The two-time All-Star has 230 wins, a 2.37 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage in 409 career games.“I think we’re all happy to see him back on the ice,” star forward Patrick Kane said. “He seems like he’s in a good mood lately. A lot of smiles out there. Good to have him back.”Crawford went 16-9-2 with a 2.27 GAA last season before he was placed on injured reserve. He faced some shots during a morning skate in Arizona on Feb. 12, but was never able to come back.Crawford’s return creates a crowded situation in Chicago’s net with Cam Ward and Anton Forsberg. Ward started Chicago’s first five games. Forsberg hasn’t played yet this season.Beginning with the matchup with the Coyotes, the Blackhawks have three games in the next four nights and seven in the next 11 days.“We’ll see how that goes. I know that we have three right now on our roster Philadelphia Flyers Hats Authentic ,” Quenneville said about the goaltending situation. “With three in four nights, we’ll see how that plays out.” NEW YORK (AP) Jimmy Vesey’s first career hat trick came at a good time for the struggling Rangers.Vesey scored three times, Mats Zuccarello had two goals and New York beat the Carolina Hurricanes 6-3 on Monday night.”It’s something you definitely want to accomplish,” Vesey said. ”I was just saying I remember it took me all four years in college to get one. It’s nice to have one.”Everyone dreams when they are a kid of scoring the big goal or scoring a hat trick. I think it’s something I will always remember, so it’s a great feeling.”Vladislav Namestnikov also scored for the Rangers, who ended a three-game losing streak and earned their first home win since Feb. 9. Pavel Buchnevich and Mika Zibanejad each had three assists.Backup goalie Alexandar Georgiev made 41 saves for his second win of the season.Georgiev made a key pad save on Sebastian Aho late in the third period to preserve the lead.”I knew they were coming hard,” Georgiev said. ”It’s just instinct how I stretched that pad.”Teuvo Teravainen, Lee Stempniak and Victor Rask scored for the Hurricanes. Scott Darling Custom Philadelphia Flyers Jerseys , who has struggled in his first season with Carolina, made 17 stops.Tied at 3 in the third, Vesey took a loose puck at the left faceoff circle and wristed a high shot past Darling at 12:15.”That’s where I was going,” Vesey said. ”I had a shot from a similar angle in the first period and I kind of misfired and put it lower than I wanted. I was definitely trying to go high blocker and just fortunately it went in.”Zuccarello added an empty-netter at 17:23 for his 14th of the season and the 100th of his career, and Vesey capped his hat trick with an empty-netter in the final minute for his 15th goal this season.The Rangers extended their home winning streak against Carolina to 15 games, dating to Jan. 5, 2011. The streak is the longest for the Rangers against one opponent in franchise history. The Rangers also have won 24 of their past 28 games overall against the Hurricanes.The Hurricanes have struggled with three wins in their past 12 games as they fade from the Eastern Conference playoff race.”We are in a hole right now,” Stempniak said. ”We still think we are going to make the playoffs and we believe we can www.officialpenguinsproshop.com , but it gets harder with each loss. We have to put this one behind us, get ready tomorrow for a very good Boston team, and start getting wins and collecting points.”It was Carolina’s second game since Hall of Famer Ron Francis was moved from general manager to a new role as the team’s president of hockey operations. New owner Tom Dundon plans to hire a new GM who will report directly to him.With the Hurricanes on the power play, Rask tied it for the third time when he skated to a loose puck at the top of the zone and beat Georgiev for his 13th at 8:23 of the third period.Tied at 2 in the second period, the Rangers took the lead with a quick power-play goal. Just 6 seconds after Noah Hanifin was sent off for slashing, Buchnevich had his shot from just inside the blue line deflected in by Namestnikov at 11:51.It was Namestnikov’s 22nd goal of the season and his second as a Ranger since coming over in the deal that sent Ryan McDonagh and J.T. Miller to Tampa Bay at the trade deadline.Buchnevich also had a nice play earlier in the period. He won a faceoff deep in the Hurricanes’ zone and drove to the net before sending a pass to Vesey, who scored on a wrist shot at 1:52.”He (Buchnevich) didn’t tell me anything,” Vesey said. ”So once I saw him go forward Pittsburgh Penguins T-Shirts Authentic , their D’s stick kind of stopped the puck a little bit and it was a quick 2-on-1. I just tried to get open and he made a great play.”The Hurricanes rallied again. Stempniak jumped on a rebound and beat Georgiev for his second goal of the season at 7:48.The Rangers opened the scoring about halfway through the first period. Neal Pionk’s shot from the right point missed the net and took a friendly bounce off the end boards to Zuccarello, who beat Darling stick-side at 9:06.Zuccarello extended his goal-scoring streak to three games.The Hurricanes answered 5 1/2 minutes later. Aho entered the Rangers zone and sent a quick pass to Teravainen, who immediately sent a return pass to Aho. Aho shot it on net and Teravainen sent the rebound past Georgiev for his 20th of the season.NOTES: The Hurricanes re-assigned F Valentin Zykov to the American Hockey League’s Charlotte Checkers. The 22-year-old Zykov, who leads the AHL with 30 goals, did not appear in any games since his recall on Sunday. … Zuccarello has a point in 15 of his past 19 games against Carolina. … Rangers D Tony DeAngelo left because of an ankle injury. Coach Alain Vigneault said DeAngelo will get an MRI on Tuesday.UP NEXTHurricanes: Host Boston on Tuesday night.Rangers: Host two-time defending champion Pittsburgh on Wednesday night.—

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