Heading into Game 3, Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews used some colorful words to describe his team’s motivation. If nothing else, he’s holding up his end of the bargain so far against the Los Angeles Kings.
Toews made his first big play of the first period when he disrupted an early Kings’ power play for this nice 1-0 goal:
The Kings highlighted their ability to bounce back when Slava Voynov tied it up on that same man advantage, but Toews scored his second goal on his second shot to regain Chicago’s one-goal lead:
Toews now has eight goals and 13 points (and possibly counting) in 15 postseason games so far. He already boasts four game-winners in these playoffs.
When it comes to point streaks for U.S.-born NHL players, Patrick Kane now stands alone.
With a power-play goal early in Saturday’s Blackhawks – Kings game, Kane extended his streak to 19 games, breaking a tie with Phil Kessel and Eddie Olczyk (who finished with at least a point in 18 straight).
As of this writing, Kane has 11 goals and 19 assists during this 19-game streak. He also leads the NHL in scoring.
Bobby Hull’s 21-game point streak stands as the Chicago Blackhawks’ overall team record, by the way.
Kane also tied Denis Savard (1985-86) for second-longest streak in Chicago history. Bobby Hull had a 21-game streak.