Patrick Kane- Mr. Clutch
Jun 8, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wingPatrick Kane
(88) celebrates with centerAndrew Shaw
(65) after scoring the game-winning goal during the second overtime in game five of the Western Conference finals of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Los Angeles Kings at the United Center. The Blackhawks won 4-3 to win the series four games to one. Mandatory Credit: Scott Stewart-USA TODAY Sports
There are very few players in sports history that have been considered clutch, and the last one in Chicago sports history that was considered that wore shorts and #23. Patrick Kane is approaching that status of always being Mr. Clutch.
Kane has built up a nice video history of playoff clutch goals and here is what I think are his top three of all-time.
The first one came against Nashville Predators on 4/24/2010 with the Hawks trailing 4-3 in the contest and about to go down 3-2 in the series and withMarian Hossa
in the penalty box, Patrick Kane puts the puck in the net to tie the game in the final seconds in a game that Hossa would win in overtime.
The second and best goal of the collection so far came in overtime of Game #6 of the Stanley Cup Finals on 6/9/10 with the Hawks having surrendered a late lead, Kane made a move and a shot that will live forever in Blackhawks history.
The last of the three goals came last night in overtime after the Los Angeles Kings tied the game in the final seconds. With both teams gassed this two on one goal propelled the Blackhawks back to the Stanley Cup Finals!
Normally we would put a poll with this but each goal is awesome and proves what a clutch player Patrick Kane has become in his career. They can print M.I.A. articles all they want about Kane, but in the end when the Hawks need a goal the most, #88 always seems to be in the right place at the right time!
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