Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks are now three wins away from winning the Stanley Cup after winning a triple overtime classic in Game 1.
Both teams had numerous opportunities to win the game, but it finally ended when Michal Rozsival’s point shot was deflected by Dave Bolland and went off of Andrew Shaw’s leg at 12:08 of the third overtime.
It appears we’re in for quite a series.
Toews didn’t register any points during Game 1, but a new stat that’s starting to gain steam points to a solid game for the former UND standout.
The Corsi +/- is a new way to track plus-minus with larger numbers that mathematicians hope make plus-minus more accurate. You get a plus if your team registers a shot attempt (on goal, blocked, misses the net) and a minus if the other team does so while you’re on the ice. It sort of helps measure how much a player tilts the ice. If you want to read more about it, go here.
Anyway, Toews had the top Corsi number in the game Wednesday night with a plus-31.
Game 2 is Saturday night at 7 p.m.