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United Center To Debut New Scoreboard, Sound System For Upcoming Season

CHICAGO (CBS)– The United Center, home to the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks, announced Wednesday the debut of a new scoreboard and sound system for the upcoming seaon.

The new scoreboard, which will debut at the start of the 2019-2020 season, will be the ” largest center-hung screen display with the highest resolution technology among all arenas that host both NBA and NHL teams.”

Credit: United Center

Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks fans can look forward to features like the continuous inner ring display with nearly four times more LED screen display than the existing scoreboard in addition to the new sound system.

Crawford Makes 48 Saves In Blackhawks’ 2-0 Win Vs. Canadiens

MONTREAL (AP) — Corey Crawford stopped all 48 shots he faced for his second shutout of the season and the surging Chicago Blackhawks won their fifth straight with a 2-0 victory over the struggling Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.

MONTREAL, QC – MARCH 16: Artem Anisimov #15 of the Chicago Blackhawks skates the puck against Artturi Lehkonen #62 of the Montreal Canadiens in the second period during the NHL game at the Bell Centre on March 16, 2019 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

Connor Murphy and Brendan Perlini scored for the Blackhawks.

The Montreal-born Crawford earned his second shutout of the season and improved to 9-2-2 in his career against the Canadiens. The 48 saves were a career high in the regular season for Crawford.

Carey Price stopped 22 shots for the Canadiens, who have dropped four of their last five games to fall out of a playoff spot. Price has played in 18 of the last 19 games for Montreal, which outshot Chicago 48-24.

MONTREAL, QC – MARCH 16: Dominik Kahun #24 of the Chicago Blackhawks skates the puck in the second period against Victor Mete #53 of the Montreal Canadiens during the NHL game at the Bell Centre on March 16, 2019 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

With the loss, Montreal’s playoff chances are dwindling in the Eastern Conference. The Canadiens are three points out of the second wild-card spot with 10 games remaining in the season — five each at home and on the road.

Crawford needed to be on his game all night. Midway through the second period, the Blackhawks goalie made back-to-back saves on Paul Byron and Andrew Shaw. Two minutes later, he robbed Artturi Lehkonen in close with the glove.

With nine minutes left in the game, Crawford stopped Joel Armia from point-blank range to preserve Chicago’s two-goal lead.

Byron came closest to beating the Hawks goaltender when his second-period shot rang off the crossbar.

MONTREAL, QC – MARCH 16: Dylan Strome #17 of the Chicago Blackhawks screens goaltender Carey Price #31 of the Montreal Canadiens in the second period during the NHL game at the Bell Centre on March 16, 2019 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

Crawford has never lost in regulation time in his hometown (5-0-2). He has won his last five at the Bell Centre.

Murphy scored the game’s first goal 3:04 into the second period. The defenseman took a pass from Dylan Strome in his skates, kicked the puck onto his stick, and beat Price from the slot high glove-side.

Perlini made it 2-0 at 4:49 of the third period on a nice give-and-go with teammate Alex DeBrincat.

The game featured Montreal’s league-worst power play against Chicago’s NHL-worst penalty kill. The Hawks came out on top, with the Canadiens going 0 for 4 with the man advantage.

NOTES: The Canadiens celebrated Price’s franchise record-setting 315th career victory in a pregame ceremony. … Montreal was coming off a 2-1 loss to the New York Islanders on Thursday.

UP NEXT

Blackhawks: home vs. Vancouver on Monday night.

Canadiens: at Philadelphia on Tuesday night.

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