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Toews: “Tonight we wouldn’t be denied”

Apr 22, 2012, 1:33 AM EST

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Some people roll their eyes at all that’s been made of Jonathan Toews‘ leadership qualities – or the concept in general – but it was pretty hard to argue with his results in Game 5. His top shelf overtime game-winner drew the Chicago Blackhawks’ deficit to 3-2 thanks to a 2-1 OT win against the Phoenix Coyotes, and as he said at the presser, there might have been a sense of destiny. (If you believe in that kind of thing, too.)

“They haven’t given us much this series, but tonight we wouldn’t be denied,” Toews said.

Nick Leddy scored the game-tying goal, yet an earlier missed opportunity adds a little extra weight to this comment, via Adam Jahns.

“It was long overdue,” Leddy said. “It felt great to tie it back up. Last game was kind of a downer.”

Losing such a close series would have been an even bigger downer. If the Blackhawks can keep up their timely scoring, they might have two or more blood pressure-increasing games left.

  1. bloggersarenotjournalists - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:31 AM

    Who are these people?
    Silly people

    Certain players choose #19 and they are usually leaders and winners

  2. pone27 - Apr 22, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    Hey James, who besides yourself rolls their eyes at Toews’ leadership qualities??

    Seriously, any hockey fan who actually the sport year by year knows Toews is one of the more premier captains in the NHL.

    Wake up.

    • bloggersarenotjournalists - Apr 22, 2012 at 1:17 PM

      The bloggers here are nearly clueless about hockey, they are using hockey in hopes of moving onto baseball or football is my guess.

      They write about hockey like Craig C from the baseball blog.
      An outsider who does not understand the culture of the sport

      If they had their way, batters would never get beaned, and fighting would be removed from the game.

      Stats geeks and journalists wannabes who never played a meaningful team sport, house leaguers at best.

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