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.
Jonathan Toews scored the lone goal for Chicago and added two hits in Thursday's 2-1 overtime loss to St. Louis.
Even when Chicago struggles as a team, Toews finds a way on the scoresheet. The 27-year-old has lit the lamp in the last three while also recording points in six straight. The center leads the pack on the first line and continues to show a drive to increase his goal count. The 2006 first-round pick has totaled 13 shots in the last three, and if he keeps that up, tallies will be a regular occurrence.
Toews has reached the scoresheet in five straight, tying his longest streak of the season. The 27-year-old has kept his hands dirty with Chicago's offense scorching down the stretch, totaling two markers and four apples in that span (also six PIM). The 2006 first-round pick remains 10 short of last year's 66 points, which may come as a disappointment to some owners. However, Toews is plus-16 with just two games remaining, essentially securing another positive rating for the center -- he's never finished a season in the negative.
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