Nov 20, 2015; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Chicago Blackhawks right wingPatrick Kane
(88) controls the puck against the Calgary Flames during the third period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Calgary Flames won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports
Patrick Kane’s First Playoff Hat Trick
In one of the most exciting games one could ever ask to watch, the Chicago Blackhawks took on the Vancouver Canucks in a 2009 game on home ice with the chance to eliminate the Canucks and advance to the Conference Championship for the first time since 1995.
It was truly a back-and-forth affair with the game tied at 3 after two periods and the Vancouver Canucks answering any time the Chicago Blackhawks would take the lead or tie the game. With a little over seven minutes remaining Daniel Sedin scored to help the Canucks take a 5-4 lead, but Patrick Kane would quickly score the game-tying goal, and Jonathan Toews would follow with the go-ahead goal. Kane, who had scored earlier in the game as well, would then complete his first career hat trick with a nifty backhander to beat Roberto Luongo to seal the win for the Blackhawks.
This was the game that really showed that this was a team that the Western Conference would have to be worried about for years to come.
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