Jonathan Toews Threw Down, Got Popped, Then Scored … TWICE

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Jonathan Toews Threw Down, Got Popped, Then Scored … TWICE

Chicago Blackhawks

Jonathan Toews did what any good captain does during a sluggish start to Saturday night’s contest with Ottawa … he dropped his gloves to fight Zach Sanford after Sanford delivered a big (but clean) hit to Kirby Dach. This came shortly after Connor Murphy was stretchered from the ice and the Blackhawks looked visibly affected by the early scary scene in Ottawa.

Toews, not known for his fighting prowess, took some solid licks from Sanford. Concerning stuff for the veteran Blackhawks forward, who recently missed a month in concussion protocol. Toews didn’t skate another shift in the first period, but he returned in the second period with a VENGEANCE!

With the Blackhawks trailing Ottawa 2-0 to open the second, Toews scored just 58 seconds into the period to trim the lead in half, and then he tied the game at two-a-piece minutes later on the power play! Oh, and Patrick Kane assisted on that first goal, giving him his 1,154th career point, moving him into second on the Blackhawks’ all-time scoring list. What a turn of events in Ottawa!

And here’s goal No. 2

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Author: Patrick K. Flowers

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