Toew’s hat trick rockets Blackhawks past Senators


Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks scored a natural hat-trick against the Ottawa Senators Tuesday night.

Tuesday’s game was 4-2 in favor of the Senators at the end of the second period when Toews scored a wrap-around goal. Senators’ goalie Craig Anderson was sprawled off position, allowing the Hawks’ captain to tuck an easy puck in the net.

Toews scored the equalizing goal at the beginning of the final period, redirecting Johnny Oduya’s shot past Anderson for his second of the night.

His final goal found the back of the net after a frenzy in Ottawa’s crease. Marián Hossa carried the puck into the Senators’ low left defensive slot and centered the puck toward teammate Brent Seabrook. Seabrook shot the puck on net, and after an out-of-position desperate Anderson right blocker save, Toews simply tapped the puck into the wide open net.

The night was Toew’s third career hat-trick and first “natural” hat-trick, contributing all three goals in an uninterrupted row.

Chicago ended up completing the comeback, winning the game 6-5 largely in part due to his intense effort.

You can watch the game’s highlights here.