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Toews Tuesday: His second career NHL goal might still be his best

Scoring the “highlight goal of the year” in the first week of his NHL career is still one of our favorite moments

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As we await another 86 days until the start of the 2018-2019 NHL regular season, we here at Second City Hockey wanted to showcase some of our favorite moments provided by “Captain Serious” in a new alliteration-friendly segment called “Toews Tuesday.”

“This is the kind of talent that can bring a franchise back from death.”

With the SCH Stats Department on summer hours, we asked them to send us what they thought was the most impressive goal of the captain’s 11-year career so far. After much debate over a pound-and-a-half of Portillo’s Italian beef sandwiches and a chocolate cake shake, the stats department sent us this from 2007:

In his first week of NHL play, Jonathan Toews gave us an impressive offensive display with newly-signed rookie Patrick Kane to give Chicago an early 2-0 lead over the Colorado Avalanche. The then-19-year-old Toews received a pass from James Wisniewski at center ice, and put on a show as he undressed two Colorado defenders at the blue line, plus one more in the slot to score his second career NHL goal. His goal was labeled by then-head coach Denis Savard as the “highlight tape goal of the year.”

As fun as the goal was, we still think the call by Colorado play-by-play man Mike Haynes is the best thing about that clip. That, and the fact Toews would not shut-the-hell up about that goal for the rest of the season:

Do you have a favorite Jonathan Toews moment? Let us know in the comment section below, and we might just feature it in next week’s #ToewsTuesday