The play went Jonathan Toews from Gary Bettman.
That was the play for the third time in six years. Hat trick.
After all the goals were scored, blood was spilled and beards were grown, Toews was called by the commissioner to the table on which the Stanley Cup sat and became the first Blackhawk to thrust the silver chalice into history.
That’s what captains do. That’s what captains do when they’re as great as Toews. That’s what captains do in a sport where captains matter.
If you’re counting Stanley Cups as a captain going back to the Islanders dynasty to start the 1980s, Toews is ahead of Mario Lemieux, Joe Sakic and...