It’s not too early to nominate Jonathan Toews for the Hart Trophy.
The Blackhawks were down 3-0 to Phoenix last night, early in the second period. Tazer scored twice in seven minutes then set Kaner up a few minutes later for a game-tying goal that would hold into an eventual shootout loss. It was a BAMF performance, one of so many Toews puts on they are hard to count. And it made me look really cool for wearing my #19 shirt to the gym just hours before. Toews’ post-game interview from last night: video.
Toews leads the NHL in goals, Kane leads in assists. The Hawks are first in their division and third overall in the League.
I swear he puts the puck in the net by will. It’s like a magical power that continues to work only because he doesn’t abuse it. When the Hawks need it, Toews rises to the occasion. Oh captain, my captain…