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Ray Emery gets his third straight start tonight for Blackhawks

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If Joel Quenneville has indeed decided that Corey Crawford is his No. 1 goaltender, as both he and Ray Emery suggested last week, he has a funny way of showing it.

Emery will start in net tonight as the Blackhawks visit the Minnesota Wild. It will be Emery's third straight start after a weekend home-and-home sweep of the Nashville Predators.

"It gives him a little bit more, based on how he's playing," Quenneville said. "It gives him a chance to get some consecutive games and see how he handles it.'

Crawford likely will start Friday at home against the Detroit Red Wings. It'll be his first start in more than a week, but Quenneville said he's not concerned about Crawford's confidence.

Quenneville continued to say he has the utmost confidence in both of his goaltenders. But with less than three weeks left in the regular season, he'll likely have to settle on one soon.

"We've got 10 games left," he said. "Both guys, I'm sure, will be playing as we go along here. It's a good situation where we're comfortable with both guys. Both guys have been playing well. We'll see how it goes."

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Mark Lazerus was honored nationally by the Associated Press Sports Editors for three straight years at the Post-Tribune, was named one of the top three columnists in Indiana for three straight years and has won more than 20 statewide writing awards. He has covered Notre Dame for Sun-Times Media, and now covers the Blackhawks.

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