Toews aids Chicago Blackhawks beat Winnipeg 4-1 for 2nd victory above Jets in 5 days

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CHICAGO - The Blackhawks' leading line of Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp and Marian Hossa is proving to be very a challenge for the rest of the NHL these days.

Just request the Winnipeg Jets.

Toews scored in the very first time period and Sharp had a goal and an aid, foremost the Blackhawks to a four-one victory over the Jets on Wednesday night.

"We've had a couple games in which we didn't click as much as we want to, but I think we received back to where we support every other, being in the proper areas, and you saw the chances we received," Toews mentioned. "The far more we do that, the much more possibilities we get to score."

Fellow Winnipeg native Duncan Keith extra two assists in Chicago's fourth win in five video games. Patrick Kane scored in the ultimate seconds of the 1st period and Brandon Pirri extra his third of the season on a breakaway in the second.

Sharp also scored in his hometown of Winnipeg for the duration of Saturday's five-1 win. Toews is tied with Kane for the crew lead with 14 points, and Sharp has three multipoint video games this season.

"Three gamers that want to hold onto the puck and make plays," Sharp mentioned, explaining the recent good results of his line. "You don't see anyone striving to beat people one-on-one. It's acquiring targets by moving the puck back and forth, and all 3 guys like to score."

Winnipeg forward Michael Frolik obtained a standing ovation when he was acknowledged during a break in the very first period in his initial game in Chicago since he aided the Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup in June Frolik, who played a pivotal part on Chicago's penalty-kill unit last season, was traded to the Jets for draft picks at the starting of the off-season

Frolik stood in front of the Winnipeg bench and waved as the crowd cheered right after the Blackhawks showed some of his highlights from his time in Chicago.

"It was amazing. The fans are fantastic here," Frolik explained. "They're a single of the very best in the league and I really enjoy what they did. It's some thing really unique and will never fail to remember it."

With the game in hand with six:22 left in the third, Blackhawks forward Brandon Bollig received a massive cheer from the sellout crowd when he drove Jets defenceman Adam Pardy through a glass panel in Winnipeg's end of the ice.

Pardy then was leaning over the boards and into the crowd when a fan took his helmet off and place it on. A lady also dumped her beer on Pardy just before the officials had been ready to break up the scrum.

"I don't know what occurred to my stick, either. It got lost in the crowd someplace, as well," Pardy said. "Just a small insult to the damage, I guess. It was a tough evening for all of us.

"It was challenging enough to get place through the glass, but then to get a beer thrown on my head, as well, it wasn't a excellent point."

Devin Setoguchi scored his third objective for the Jets in the third period of his 400th career game. Al Montoya had 24 stops in his 2nd occupation game in his native Chicago.

The Blackhawks grabbed handle at the end of the 1st, jumping ahead 2- in a span of 2:25 even though bouncing back from Sunday's three-2 overtime reduction to Calgary.

Toews offered a spark when he set up Kane with a great spinning pass on a two-on-1. Kane was stopped by Montoya, but Toews skated around to the front of the net, acquired a pass from Sharp and stuffed it property at 17:29

Kane then skated by way of significantly of Winnipeg's end before beating Montoya with a wrist shot for his crew-best ninth purpose of the season with six seconds left in the initial. Kane also had a dizzying skating stretch in the 2nd that led to a tripping penalty on Jets forward Eric Tangradi.

"He had a couple of shifts when he was placing on a show," Toews mentioned. "That was previous-fashioned Kaner there Michael Jordan Jersey. When he gets it going �?I feel that 1 play when he drew the penalty, it was quite fun to observe."

Sharp produced it four- when he beat Montoya on the glove side at four:00 in the third period.

Crawford was working on his 1st shutout of the season before Setoguchi scored on a rebound at eight:40 of the third. Former Blackhawks defenceman Dustin Byfuglien acquired an help on the perform.

"I considered the game was quite considerably what we anticipated," Winnipeg coach Claude Noel said. "That's a crew that can really hurt you, and we produced some of the mistakes we manufactured the prior time we played these guys."

NOTES: Jets LW Evander Kane missed his second straight game with an unspecified damage. D Zach Redmond also was scratched. ... Fs Michal Handzus, Jeremy Morin and Brad Mills had been scratched for the Blackhawks. Handzus has missed six straight games with an upper-entire body injury. ... It was Winnipeg's 1st game in Chicago because a four-three reduction to the Blackhawks on Oct. 13, 2011.


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