The Chicago Blackhawks are a game away from winning their second Stanley Cup in four years and captain Jonathan Toews is looking to be a part of that. After a sluggish Game 5 where it seemed the physicality of the series was catching up to the biggest stars in the series, it was announced on Monday that Toews will be in the lineup and will start against Boston in Game 6.
“I feel great. I’m excited. There’s no question about where I am physically,” Toews said, via NHL.com. “I think that was just the coaches being cautious, not letting me get back on the ice in the third period the other night. We got to the point where I was ready to go again. I’ll be ready to go tonight.”
Chicago needs everyone they can get on the ice in Game 6 as the Boston Bruins may be down but they’re far from being out. Both of these teams were in similar situations this postseason where they needed to come from behind in a series to keep the dream they’re currently living alive.
Boston had a miraculous comeback against the Toronto Maple Leafs while the Blackhawks had to get their heads straight against the Detroit Red Wings.
Patrice Bergeron looks like he’s playing in Game 6 as well which means while bodies may be bruised and broken, there isn’t much that can keep anyone on either side off the ice for what will no doubt be a wildly entertaining game in Boston tonight.