Just over seven minutes into the first period at the United Center, the Chicago Blackhawks captain played the puck into the corner behind the Islanders’ net. Toews then flung a backhand shot toward the goal from behind the goal line, and the puck somehow slipped past Michal Neuvirth and into the net.
The goal was Toews’ 22nd of the season and the first for either team in Tuesday's game.
Toews added another tally nine minutes later and Chicago scored again in the second period to take a 3-0 lead.
- Katie Brown