CHICAGO (AP) — Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville says rookie Scott Darling will make his second straight start in goal in Game 4 of their first-round playoff series against Nashville on Tuesday night.
Darling, a native of the Chicago suburb of Lemont, made 35 saves to help the Blackhawks to a 4-2 victory over the Predators on Sunday and a 2-1 series lead. He also replaced Corey Crawford in Game 1 and had 42 stops as the Blackhawks rallied for a 4-3 victory in double overtime.
Quenneville says the 6-foot-6 Darling earned another start with his solid play.
Quenneville also said Monday that he was pleased with the play of forward Antoine Vermette in Game 3 in his first action of the series. Forward Daniel Carcillo is almost ready after being sidelined with an upper-body injury, but Quenneville declined to reveal any roster changes for Game 4.