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On This Day In Chicago Blackhawks History- Big Third Period For The Captain

By Keith Schultz

Jan 12, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) reacts to scoring a goal for the Edmonton Oilers in his own net during the second period at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

On this date in Chicago Blackhawks history,

On January 16, 2010 the Blackhawks were playing a home and home series with the Columbus Blue Jackets.  Two nights earlier the Hawks had easily shut out the Blue Jackets at the United Center with a 3-0 final, but on this night in Columbus the out come would be much different.

The Blackhawks jumped out to a 3-1 lead getting goals from Andrew Ladd, Troy Brouwer, and Marian Hossa, but the score would be 3-2 Hawks at the end of 1 period and 4-3 Blue Jackets at the end of 2 periods. Looking at the old box scores is great to see the names again that were put on the Stanley Cup in 2010!

The very young captain at the time Jonathan Toews then took over in the third period, first he scored a powerplay goal to tie up the contest 4 minutes into the period with Patrick Kane assisting, and after a Ben Eager goal, Toews put the final nail in the Blue Jackets coffin with a 2nd third period powerplay goal to put the contest out of reach and another W for the Hawks on their path to their first Stanley Cup in 49 seasons.

The Captain showed his leadership and talent in a huge 3rd period on this date 4 years ago today!

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