2010 NHL Playoffs: Raising The Cup Is a Date With Destiny in Chicago

May 22nd, 2010 by Matthew Hogan Leave a reply »

Four well-balanced offensive lines that cover every necessary aspect, five solid defenders including two of the league’s best, and a rookie goaltender who is playing like a seasoned veteran in the postseason—the Chicago Blackhawks have all of the ingredients and are looking to win their first Stanley Cup since 1961.

Captain Jonathan Toews has proven once again, that he thrives in big situations.

Toews, the fourth youngest captain in NHL history, led the Canadian Olympic team in points (eight) in route to the gold medal—the story has been no different this postseason.

The 22-year-old Toews has points in 12 straight playoff games and leads all players with an incredible 25 points in just 15 games. He has always won 58 percent of faceoffs taken.

Patrick Kane has followed up Toews’ efforts with 19 points of his own, while Patrick Sharp has 16 points.

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