Toews, Blackhawks lose 5-4 to Flyers in finale


CHICAGO (AP) — Jonathan Toews scored in his ultimate recreation with the Chicago Blackhawks, however Ivan Provorov scored 3:09 into extra time to carry the Philadelphia Flyers to a 5-4 victory Thursday night time within the season finale for every staff.

Toews received three Stanley Cup titles in 15 seasons with Chicago, however common supervisor Kyle Davidson introduced earlier within the day that the staff wouldn’t re-sign its longtime captain. Toews turns 35 on April 29, and the lowly Blackhawks are rebuilding.

Toews had an opportunity to win the sport in extra time, however he was denied by Felix Sandstrom on a breakaway with about 2:15 remaining. Provorov then closed it out for Philadelphia, beating Alex Stalock for his sixth purpose of the season.

Toews’ final recreation with Chicago (26-49-7) added some electrical energy to a matchup of groups lengthy eradicated from the playoff race. And Philadelphia (31-38-13) performed as much as the problem, incomes a second straight win behind two targets and an help from Travis Konecny.

When it was over, Toews and the Blackhawks took to the ice, and the staff performed a video honoring the middle for his time with the franchise. Toews patted his coronary heart and waved to the group of 20,219 — many wearing numerous Toews jerseys — because it chanted “Jonny! Jonny!”

Toews was showered with cheers all night time lengthy, particularly when he redirected an Andreas Athanasiou cross for a power-play purpose 7:40 into the second interval.

It was Toews’ first purpose since Jan. 28 and No. 15 on the season. He has 372 targets and 511 assists in 1,067 regular-season video games — all with Chicago.

Philadelphia had a 4-3 lead for a lot of the third interval, however Tyler Johnson discovered Athanasiou in entrance with 2 minutes left. It was Athanasiou’s twentieth purpose of the season.

Anders Bjork and Jujhar Khaira additionally scored for Chicago, which is within the combine for a first-rate place within the upcoming NHL draft. Stalock completed with 31 saves.

Owen Tippett had a purpose and an help for Philadelphia. Noah Cates additionally scored, and Sandstrom completed with 34 stops.

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Comply with Jay Cohen at https://twitter.com/jcohenap

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