I played goal. Shutouts mattered to me. I played left wing. They didn't mean a damn thing.
I just don't understand fans love of the shutout.
Shutouts matter cause as a team they take pride in the fact that they didn't allow the other team to score a goal. 2 teams go out and play a hockey game, the home team doesn't even score a goal. It's almost like one team doesn't even show up for the game. The Hawks had 11 shutouts during the Cup year that's a huge boost to everybody's confidence.
Good to get the monkey off the back, Craw made a few good saves and the team did a great job of limiting shots. Crawford took the first 2 periods off, which is why he was so rested in the third, 7 SOG through the first 2 periods.
Even better is yet another win and now a 10-0-2 record with 10 of those games on the road. Now this team can rest up with 7 games at home. Lets go on the next trip say 15-0-4.