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Gilbert Brule

A night of redemption

A night of redemption

For most of Game 5 of the Blackhawks’ playoff series against the Phoenix Coyotes, you couldn’t find Jonathan Toews. At the end, you couldn’t miss him. Uncharacteristically, the Coyotes made a mistake, icing the puck 2:38 into overtime to give the Hawks an offensive zone faceoff. Toews won the draw, the puck skittering to the boards. Then, suddenly, it caromed into the right circle to the Hawks’ captain, who is still probably fighting the effects of a concussion. But Toews couldn’t have been more clear-headed on this play. Remarkably, he had some time and space in a dangerous area, a rarity for the Hawks in this series. Instead of panicking, Toews sized up the...