Toews

Toews

Add another highlight to the resumé of rising Chicago Blackhawks star forward Jonathan Toews, as the former North Dakota star scored two of his team’s three unanswered goals in the second period of its 3-2 Game 2 win over Calgary in the Western Conference quarterfinals yesterday.

Neil Hayes of the Chicago Sun-Times has an in-depth look at Toews, the clutch performer.

MK: The young ‘Hawks couldn’t have asked for a better match-up for their first playoff series than the depleted and distracted Flames, who were overrated all season because they’re based in Canada. This will be a short series.

Elsewhere around the Western Conference:

•Detroit just might “want it more” than Columbus, as Helene St. James writes in the Detroit Free-Press.

•In the Columbus Post-Dispatch, Mike Arace isn’t impressed by Chris Osgood.

Mark Purdy of the Mercury-News found positives in the San Jose Sharks’ Game 1 loss.

•Defenseman Ryan Whitney wouldn’t mind reaching the Stanley Cup final a second straight year.

•Back home for Game 3, the St. Louis Blues are still trying to figure out how to beat Roberto Luongo.