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Chicago’s Jonathan Toews found himself on the receiving end of a big hit by Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuck during the second period of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday night, forcing him to sit on the bench for the third period.
However, it doesn’t look like he will be nursing his upper-body injury from the bench any longer. Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville told the media on Sunday that he is “optimistic” Towes will be ready to go for Game 6.
“Johnny is doing much better [Sunday,]” Quenneville said to ESPN. “He’s progressing. We’re optimistic he’ll play [Monday] night.”
The NHL reviewed Boychuck’s hit, but decided no penalties needed to be handed out. Boychuck didn’t receive a penalty during the game, either.
Quenneville decided to stay away from blaming anyone for the hit.
“It wasn’t a penalty on the play,” he said to CSNNE.com. “It was one of those hits in the tight area in front of the net. You can be vulnerable in that area for a big hit. The first part of
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After celebrating their Stanley Cup win in the locker room, Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews and some of his teammates took the celebration out onto the ice. The Bruins TD Garden was completely empty and Toews did a little shimmy and then moonwalked on the ice. It was cool to see “Captain Serious” having fun and letting loose.
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Jonathan Toews is one of the most reserved star players in the NHL, so seeing him open up a bit after the Blackhawks won their second Stanley Cup in four years was pretty great. Check out the captain moonwalking on the TD Garden ice following the win.
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Johnny Boychuk will be on the ice on Monday night.
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from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,
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