By: Jason Bell
Source: Yahoo Sports
He didn’t do much damage the last time he was in Winnipeg, but Chicago Blackhawks centerJonathan Toews was a wrecking ball Thursday night.
Playing in front of dozens of family members and friends, the Chicago captain had a four-point performance to lead the Blackhawks to a 6-3 triumph over the Winnipeg Jets.
Toews scored his 11th goal of the season, a highlight-reel tally midway through the second period, and chipped in three assists. He sneaked out from the corner, weaved his way around lanky defenseman Keaton Ellerby and then deftly flicked the puck over goaltender Ondrej Pavelec’s shoulder.
The Winnipeg-born center also made a nifty play midway through the third to set up Marian Hossa for the game-winner as the Blackhawks snapped a 3-3 tie with three unanswered goals.
The goal was the 10th of the year for Hossa, a veteran right winger just back from an injury. Just over two minutes later, Ben Smith came off the right wing, picked up a pass and fired his third of the season to give the visitors a two-goal cushion.
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