Chicago-Vancouver: Jonathan Toews, Blackhawks Blast Canucks Again

May 7th, 2010 by TAB BAMFORD Leave a reply »
On Wednesday night, it was Dustin Byfuglien making Roberto Luongo’s life hell. On Friday, it was the Chicago Blackhawks ’ captain Jonathan Toews .

Toews is the first player in the long history of Chicago’s Original Six franchise to score three power play goals in the same game, and his two assists helped the Blackhawks emerge from Vancouver with two strong statement victories.

The game opened with furious back-and-forth action. It took only 18 seconds for the Blackhawks to get on the board, as Brent Seabrook slapped the puck past Luongo on Toews’ first assist. Less than 90 seconds later, however, Kyle Wellwood tied the game. Once the score was tied at one, it appeared the nervous part of the game settled down into stupidity for the Canucks.

Shane O’Brien took two stupid, selfish penalties in the first period, and just eight seconds after he sat down in the box Toews scored his first goal. The Blackhawks murdered the Canucks on special teams on the night, and Toews was the primary assasin. Vancouver didn’t want to go to the dressing rooms down in a crucial game at home, and Daniel Sedin made sure the score was a ...

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