Chicago Blackhawks Captain Jonathan Toews scored a natural hat trick Tuesday night, leading the team to a 6-5 victory against the Ottawa Senators.

Captain Serious turned the game around from a 4-2 Senators’ favor in the second to a 5-4 lead in the third.

“Johnny had a special game,” Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said. “If you’re a fan and you watched him play tonight, you’re going to go, ‘Wow.’

“It was a special performance and that line had a great night, as well. They had high-quality chances and they had the puck. They were dangerous off the rush, but that was one of those performances as a fan you get to see [and] you’ll remember it.”

Another hero for the game was Corey Crawford, who took over about halfway through the second, after the Senators scored four goals on Nickolai Khabibulin, Tuesday’s original netminder.

Crawford saved 14 goals to win the game.

Andrew Shaw scored the first and last goals for the Hawks, one on a Power Play to start the game and the other in the third period.

Marian Hossa racked up his 100th goal for the Blackhawks in the second period of the game.

The Blackhawks are off to Winnipeg this weekend, where Toews will likely get a welcome from the home crowd as they take on the Jets at 2 p.m. CT Saturday. They’ll play the Flames at 6:30 p.m. CT Sunday.

It’s unknown whether Khabibulin will have a spot in net.

Carly grew up needing to know more about icing than its deliciousness on cupcakes. She's the lone daughter of four children, with a father who was among the last cut from the Midwest tryouts for the 1980 Miracle on Ice Olympic team. And she knows very little matches the thrill that happens from puck-drop to handshakes. A rink didn’t return to her hometown until she was gone, but she’s been able to see two younger brothers on the ice. She's their feistiest fan. Her other hockey loyalty lies with the Blackhawks--whether it's meant seeing games for $8 with student IDs when the Madhouse didn’t have much of a temper at all, or dancing to Chelsea Dagger at standing room only--there’s something magical about a roaring anthem, the Indianhead sweater, and the Original Six. A former journalist and current editor, she carries a penchant for excitement (and maybe even fighting) with a resume that includes working for Chicago-area newspapers, and television, including The Jerry Springer Show, as well as NBCUniversal in New York. After East Coast living and a return to the Chicago area, the new Mrs. is giving Graceland a go with her Southern Gent, who now shares her adoration of the game, and their rescue dog, Doc Holliday. Other interests include Cubs, Bears, Illini, Crimson Tide, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, baking a mean pineapple upside-down cake, Kate Spade accessories, and a properly coordinated cardigan for every ensemble.


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