Second Star: Jonathan Toews
Jonathan Toews played like a Captain should in the last three games, and his underrated contribution lands him on the Three Stars list for the first time this season. Toews is not a player that can usually fly under the radar, but with big offensive contributions from Patrick Kane and company, he did just that. Toews was a beast on the forecheck, bringing his takeaway total to 17 on the year. His great vision up the middle made him an excellent puck distributor on the rush, and Toews was always a factor when the Blackhawks were in the offensive zone, with great movement. Although the Blackhawks’ power-play didn’t have too many opportunities, Toews gave them some very good looks, and could have easily added a couple more points on the man-advantage. Toews finished the week with a goal and two assists, going +3 in the three games the Blackhawks played. With Toews consistently contributing offensively, and up to his usual Selke Trophy-winning antics in the other end, the Blackhawks’ top line can keep the ball rolling going into Week 8.