On Sunday afternoon, Jonathan Toews decided enough was enough.
With his team chasing two goals, Chicago’s captain dropped the gloves with Ryan Kesler right off the drop of the puck to begin the second period.
Given how rarely Toews fights, one would hope the Hawks would show some… intestinal fortitude… after the scrap.
The Blackhawks did not.
Chicago did show some willingness to climb back into the action with the Ducks, but they didn’t have enough for a second dramatic comeback in southern California in as many days.
Tomas Jurco scored the Blackhawks’ first goal of the afternoon 15 minutes into the second, at which point the Blackhawks were already down four.
Nick Schmaltz would score twice in the third period, giving him 20 on the season and getting the Blackhawks to a final score of 6-3.
Chicago put 40 shots on net, but when you give up four in the 27 minutes you’re firing to get back into the game.
Adam Burish and Jamal Mayers blast Hawks for showing no emotion when Jonathan Toews returned to the bench after serving 5-minute fighting penalty.
"That tells me there's something going on in that dressing room. … That's garbage."
— John Dietz (@johndietzdh) March 4, 2018