Video: Toews, ‘Hawks strike first in Game 7
The team that scores first has won 73.8% of Game 7s in the NHL. Jonathan Toews wasted no time putting Chicago on the right side of history.
The Blackhawks captain parked himself in front of Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen and was quick to capitalize on a rebound opportunity from Niklas Hjalmarsson’s shot as you can see below:
Not that its out of the ordinary for him, but Toews has been very effective in this series. He came into tonight’s action with three goals and five points in the 2015 Western Conference Final. That includes his two late markers in Game 5, which dramatically forced overtime in what was ultimately still a missed opportunity for Chicago.
Patrick Kane also assisted on the goal, giving him 109 playoff points in 110 career games.
.@NHLBlackhawks are 8-1 when scoring first this postseason. However, @AnaheimDucks have NHL-best 4 wins when allowing first goal. #ANAvsCHI
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) May 31, 2015