Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Video: Toews Scores Crazy Game Winner; Just Like They Drew It Up

In one of the weirdest sequences I can remember Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews would be credited with the game winning goal against the Los Angeles Kings without ever having his stick come near the puck. From behind the net as he was being taken to the ice Chicago defender Brent Seabrook fired the puck towards the net where it would bank off the back of Jonathan Quick's neck, climb up over his head off the helmet falling into the crease where Drew Doughty would attempt to clear it right off Toews skate and in.

They all count for the same amount and the Hawks will certainly take it. Some people are just lucky, but for Toews his lucky is born out of not only his natural skill but his tremendous work ethic and leadership which had him on the ice a week earlier than expected. If not for that then he is never there for the crazy goal to happen so is all luck?