The Chicago Blackhawks are having a terrible season. They are the worst team in the National Hockey League and it is because of the fact that they want to rebuild their roster for the future. They have a plan and are trying to execute the plan by being bad right now.
Unfortunately, that makes things hard on players like Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane. They are each on expiring contracts that pay big money but losing is certainly not something that they are used to. It is possible that they are traded before the season is over.
On Sunday, however, they were able to have a day of celebration. Toews and Kane have been pretty linked for most of their career as the two forwards that led the Chicago Blackhawks to so much championship success.
Now, in this Sunday night game against the New York Rangers, they played in their 1000th game together. Each of them has missed some time (as does every hockey player) for different reasons over the years but they have now laced them up together in 1000 games.
Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane are Chicago Blackhawks legends for life.
This is the second most games played between a duo in the history of the Chicago Blackhawks. Only Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook (1069 games) have played in more games together. Those four are the best core in the history of the team so it is only fitting.
In those 1000 games that Toews and Kane have played together, they went 530-346-123 which is a lot of winning. Toews has 116 goals assisted by Kane and Kane has 110 goals assisted by Toews. Together, they have factored in 298 goals.
These are some pretty impressive numbers for two guys who are almost never on the same line as one another. They have always managed to find a way to work so well together even when they aren’t on the same line. For being so different, they have been so perfect for each other.
Unfortunately, the game didn’t go the way of the Blackhawks while these two were celebrating this milestone. The Blackhawks were beaten badly by the New York Rangers. The final score was 7-1 in a game where basically nothing went right.
The next game that these two are going to play each other will come on Wednesday when the Hawks host the Nashville Predators. It is unclear what the future holds for these two but it has certainly been very fun to have them playing together for these 1000 games.