Found May 24, 2013 on Fox Sports Detroit:
DETROIT -- He's won a Stanley Cup, the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoffs MVP and even an Olympic Gold medal. But Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews has just one assist in four games of the Western Conference semifinals. And after Thursday's 2-0 loss to the Detroit Red Wings in Game 4 , his team is one game away from elimination and his frustration is boiling over. That's because Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg -- who's also won a Stanley Cup, a Conn Smythe and an Olympic gold medal -- has taken residence in Toews' head. Zetterberg is preventing Toews from doing all of the things he's accustomed to doing on the ice. "Hes really good at that," Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson said of Zetterberg. "We saw that early and in previous years, too, when he played against (Pittsburgh captain Sidney) Crosby. "So we know that hes a pain in the ass for the other team and thats the way we like him." Ah, yes, Crosby, who had 15 ...

Jonathan Toews wants you to know that Jonathan Toews is a great player, and Toews will be fine

The Vancouver Sun's Cam Cole took note of the attention Jonathan Toews' shenanigans receieved from the Detroit press during and after the Red Wings' 2-0 win over Chicago on Thursday, as well as the after-the-fact comments about Toews losing his temper on Friday. So Cole attended the Blackhawks' Friday practice, and after asking Brent Seabrook whether he calmed Toews...

Jonathan Toews high stick on Justin Abdelkader...Was this Embellishment?

Former Fighting Sioux forward Jonathan Toews had a rough night for the Chicago Blackhawks, he beat a path to the penalty box, taking three minor penalties, this one was laughable based on some of the calls the on-ice officials have missed this season. Sure there was a penalty but, come on! Abdelkader sold this one big time with his Academy Award winning acting job. On this play,...

Red Wings-Blackhawks Preview

Jonathan Toews is going to play his usual minutes. Corey Crawford will be in goal. The lines will look largely the same. Don't expect any major changes for the Chicago Blackhawks when they try to extend their season in Game 5 of their second-round playoff series against Detroit on Saturday night. After three consecutive losses to the rolling Red Wings, Toews and Co. think they...

Wings special teams get it done

DETROIT -- Before their Western Conference semifinal series, Detroit Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg said he believed special teams would be the difference against the Chicago Blackhawks. Looks like Zetterberg knew what he was talking about. The Blackhawks were perfect on the penalty kill this postseason -- until Thursday night. After going 0-for-12 in the first three games...

Blackhawks survive Game 5 vs. Wings

Jonathan Toews and Andrew Shaw scored power-play goals in the second period, and the Chicago Blackhawks avoided elimination with a 4-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night in Game 5 of the second-round playoff series.

Red Wings force Blackhawks to make changes

Chicago -- While the Detroit Red Wings seem to have found combinations that work, the Chicago Blackhawks are going back to a once-successful combination out of desperation. After scoring just two goals in the last three games, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville is putting Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp together on the top line. "Its exciting," Kane said...

Wings falter in 4-1 loss to Blackhawks

CHICAGO (AP) -- Jonathan Toews and Andrew Shaw scored power-play goals in the second period, and the Chicago Blackhawks avoided elimination with a 4-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night in Game 5 of the second-round playoff series. Shaw added his third career playoff goal in the third as the Blackhawks stopped the Red Wings' three-game winning streak by creating...

This may be your ‘evening line’

The boss is under the weather and I'm feeling poorly enough that I'm going to take a "post-game nap," which I never do (would've done it had the Wings won). KK may be a little quiet tonight due to the so Paul and I will update the site with content as we are able. So I'll leave you with this "evening line," suggest that you vent away in the Red...

Red Wings-Blachawks Game 5 set-up: Wings hope to match Hawks’ resolve with disciplined effort

The Detroit Red Wings head into Game 5 against the Chicago Blackhawks tonight (8 PM EDT, NBC/CBC/97.1 FM, and FSD will air a post-game show) holding a 3 games to 1 series lead, but they face a strange and difficult opponent for several reasons: First, as the Hawks repeatedly mentioned on Friday, they rallied from a 3-0 series deficit against the Vancouver Canucks in 2011, and forced...

SHUTDOWN AND SHUTOUT: Red Wings push Blackhawks to the brink with 2-0 Game 4 win

First the Red Wings continued to shutdown the Blackhawks then they finished it by shutting them out. Thursday night Detroit took another step towards the Western Conference Finals defeating the President’s Trophy winning Blackhawks 2-0 in Game 4 from the Joe. Jimmy Howard made 28 saves to earn his first shutout of these playoffs as Jakub Kindle scored the game winner with Dan Cleary...

Red Wings-Blackhawks Game 4 game-day updates: Wings understand gravity of their situation

As Paul's already noted, the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks exchanged the usual "all is well" sentiments as they prepared to face off in Game 4 of their second-round series tonight (8 PM EDT, NBCSN/CBC/97.1 FM, with a post-game show to air on FSD), and coach Babcock was in fine form during his game-day presser... The NHL Network also filed a game...

STPM: #5 vs. #13

Today's second quarterfinal matchup of ‘Smashville’s Top Playoff Moments’ pits the 5- and 13-seeds. Which was a bigger moment: Two goals in nine seconds or Pekka Rinne robbing Henrik Zetterberg?
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