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Toews, Kane take advantage of second chances

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- One of the highlights of Saturday's SuperSkills competition, which Team Staal won, occurred when Blackhawks forwards Patrick Sharp and Jonathan Toews met in the accuracy challenge.

Sharp appeared to win handily, but Toews was given another chance after he claimed he didn't hear the whistle. Toews won the second time (video link HERE), and Patrick Kane called it "classic Toews."

"I don't really feel great about it," a smiling Toews said. "Everybody is calling me 'crybaby' now because they gave me the rematch. Maybe we'll have to do it again in Chicago and have a rubber match."

Toews said he was "kind of disappointed" after his first attempt.

"I didn't hear the whistle and I might have gotten two shots off before he had hit all four targets," Toews said. "I think I caught him off-guard a little bit the second time."

Here's Kane sounding off on the "classic Toews" move:

Kane also a caught a break when he faced Carolina Hurricanes All-Star Eric Staal, who received a big ovation from his hometown fans, in the accuracy challenge.

Kane said officials were still putting up the targets when his matchup started. Staal, of course, won. But Kane got a rematch and prevailed.

"That was brutal," Staal said. I had a rhythm going, I thought. And apparently the Chicago Blackhawks got a little favored because Jonathan Toews I believe screwed up the other one, too.

"Kane was hot. Once we got started I tried to get regrouped and he was ripping them down."

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Adam L. Jahns is a native Chicagoan hailing from the Far Northwest Side. Jahns has been with the Sun-Times for more than four years, covering the Hawks, Bears, Cubs, Sox and high schools.


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