It was just the second assist of the campaign for Toews, and he still hasn't scored a goal through the first five games of 2016-17. The reliable pivot's point total declined in consecutive seasons entering this year, and his slow start should be a touch concerning given the unproven supporting cast surrounding the top players in Chicago. Still, Toews has scored exactly 28 goals in three consecutive seasons and will receive enough offensive minutes to remain a solid fantasy asset. You probably shouldn't bank on the same production from him as you once could, though.
Toews scored twice and added an assist for Canada in Wednesday's 4-1 win over Team Europe at the World Cup of Hockey.
Toews upstaged Blackhawks teammate Marian Hossa, who scored the opposition's lone goal in this one. Chicago's captain has three goals and four points in the tournament overall. He should be in for another productive NHL campaign in 2016-17 after scoring exactly 28 goals in each of the last three seasons.
Jonathan Toews had a pair of helpers in Saturday's Game 6 win over the Blues.
Toews is yet to score this postseason, but he's piled on five assists in six games as the Chicago Blackhawks have rallied to force a Game 7 in their first-round series with the Blues. Toews is a proven playoff performer with 107 points in 123 career playoff games and it's only a matter of time before he finds twine. With the stage set for Game 7 Monday, expect Toews to have a big outing, as he always seems to thrive in big-time pressure situations.
Jonathan Toews (rest) will not play Saturday evening against the host Blue Jackets, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports.
The Chicago Blackhawks will also be without defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson, as the team has the luxury of resting its regulars in advance of the playoffs. While his assist total was down eight from 2014-15, Toews finished with 28 goals for the third consecutive year.