The Chicago Blackhawks forward Jonathan Toews was the first player in NHL history to score 50 times in the shootout throughout his career.
The Chicago Blackhawks have won two games in a row since their stunning loss in St. Louis. Adding to that, they’ve won three of their last five games. I know the readers hate when I say this, but the Blackhawks are still alive in this playoff race. They still have 17 games left. Last time I checked, 17 games is a lot of hockey.
Tonight, Jonathan Toews was involved with all three tallies for the Blackhawks. In his final tally, he became the first player in NHL history to reach 50 shootout goals. Teammate Patrick Kane is three behind him with 47.
Of course, the shootout hasn’t been around for too long. The first shootout was in October of 2005. It’s still cool to see a player like Toews having the record. Toews is very underappreciated by the league. This is something they can’t take away from him.
The Blackhawks have the Ducks on Tuesday. They host the Oilers on Thursday and travel to Detroit for Friday’s game. These next three games are very winnable. Within the next week, the Blackhawks could be right back in the playoff conversation.
For everyone’s sake, don’t bury me in the comments. If they don’t convert this upcoming week, I’ll stop.
Anyways, congratulations to Toews. Let’s hope the Blackhawks can add a couple more Stanley Cups before he retires. Next up, Kane hits 50.