Chicago Blackhawks: Jonathan Toews's 5 Best Goals
Sunday night was a huge night for Blackhawks' captain, Jonathan Toews. Not only did the team score four times in the third period, leading to a 6-3 victory over division rival, Nashville, but Jonathan Toews netted his 100th career goal.
It's been quite a journey for the centerman from Winnipeg.
He's won a Stanley Cup, an Olympic gold medal, and the Conn Smythe trophy. He has a great career ahead of him.
In celebration of Toews' 100th goal, let's take a look back at the Top Five goals of his career.
December 6th Against The Detroit Red Wings 2008
Time and time again we've seen Toews maneuver around defensemen. He often makes them look silly.
In this game, Toews wiggles around two defensemen and, finally, the goalie to tie the game.
What makes this goal even better is the fact that it was against the much-hated Detroit Red Wings. Pat Foley's reaction is also priceless.
December 4th Against Nashville 2009
This one comes against another division rival.
Once again Toews makes a defensman look stupid, switching the puck from one side to another—a tremendous move to fool the goalie and get the puck into the back of the net.
This would be the Blackhawks' only goal, as they would lose 4-1, but this goal definitely made the highlight reel.
Toews's First Hat Trick On 2-27-09 Against Pittsburgh
A hat trick happens once in a great while, but when it does, it's never forgotten.
Toews' first hat trick will surely not be forgotten by Hawk fans. After a negated goal because the referees thought Toews's stick was too high when he tipped it, Toews came back with a stellar goal to pull the Hawks to within one.
The video starts with Toews' third goal, but then tracks back, showing all three.
Watch all of it. It's definitely a treat.
His 100th Career Goal Scored On January 16th 2010 Against Nashville
It's not the best-looking goal Toews has scored, but that doesn't matter. What matters is the significance of this goal.
It's Toews' 100th career goal. When a player hits a milestone like that, he's sure not to forgot it. Hawk fans are just glad that all 100 of those goals were scored while wearing a Blackhawk jersey.
I think it's safe to say that all Hawk fans want the next 100 goals to be in the same jersey.
*For some reason I can't isolate the Toews' goal. I have found the exact time it happened. If you don't want top watch the whole highlight reel, skip to 4:25 in the video.
Toews's Insane Goal Against Colorado
This goal easily made my number one spot. Toews was only 19 when this happened, and it is by far the best goal I've seen him ever make.
The announcers' reactions are what makes this video even more amazing, as well as their speech about how youngsters like Toews can change a franchise.
That's more true now then ever.