Patrick Kane has another memorable game in the Blackhawks’ win over the Red Wings
DETROIT – While they’ve played well over the past month, they’ve certainly played with fire in their past two games.
Up 8-5 against the Senators in the third period, the Blackhawks let the worst team in the NHL get two goals to make it a game, then held off a furious finish to hold on for the victory. On Wednesday night in Detroit, they let their opponent come all the way back from a three-goal deficit to tie the game before the end of regulation.
Luckily, their superstar bailed them out in overtime against the Red Wings, and produced another memorable moment in an outstanding season for the forward.
Patrick Kane netted a game-winning goal with 2:18 left in overtime to give the Blackhawks a 5-4 victory over Detroit at Little Caesars Arena on Wednesday night. It gives the team 61 points on the season, and put them into the second Wild Card spot in the Western Conference for a bit.
The Avalanche’s 7-1 win over the Jets vaulted them over the Blackhawks for that spot about an hour later. Colorado comes to the United Center on Friday for a 6:30 PM contest.
For Kane, the goal was one of two on the night, which extended his scoring streak to 19 games. He’s had a point in all but one game in the 2019 calendar year, with the Winter Classic game against the Bruins being the only time he failed to score.
While his 17-game assist streak came to an end against the Red Wings, it did mark the 12th time during this stretch that Kane has scored a goal, and the fourth time he had two. Kane is now at 38 goals and 54 assists for the season, both totals that approach career-highs with 21 games remaining in the season. In the 2019 calendar year, the All-Star has 16 goals and 26 assists in 20 games.
Kane’s first score of the game looked like it had put away another victory for the Blackhawks, when his goal 1:17 into the second period made it 4-1. But Detroit stormed back in the third with three-straight goals, the last two from Andreas Athanasiou, and the final coming with 1:26 left to even the game at four.
Some good teamwork put Kane in position to win it in overtime, as Toews passed the puck from the left side of the net out to Erik Gustafsson. He then slid the puck to Kane on the right side of the goal, and he quickly fired it past Jonathan Bernier for the game-winner.
On top of that, Kane played in his 882nd game with the Blackhawks, passing Denis Savard for 10th on the All-Time list in team history. All were apart of another memorable night in another memorable season for No. 88.