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Chicago Blackhawks: 5 Takeaways From The Weekend Games

By Gail Kauchak
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Dec 19, 2015; Buffalo, NY, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) controls the puck during the first period against the Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

1. Don’t forget Kane.  Well, things just wouldn’t be the same without Patrick Kane.  He has given us his fair share of drama this year, that’s for sure.  But he seems to thrive on it.  Kane was heavily booed in his hometown of Buffalo.  But he silenced them by scoring the tying goal and then winning it in the shootout.

On Sunday, Kane got an extra shift with the third line replacing Brandon Mashinter after he got in a fight.  He took full advantage, and tallied a nifty goal from almost behind the goal line.  He also picked up the assist in Toew’s game winning goal in overtime.  He ended the game with a team high 7 shots on goal.

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Whatever your personal opinion is of Patrick Kane, he certainly is one heck of a hockey player, and he’s fun to watch night in and night out.  You never know what kind of magic he has in store.   In that respect, I’m glad he’s on our team.

It’s been a fun weekend, with 4 out of 4 points gained for the Chicago Blackhawks.  They have one more game before the Christmas break, and boy is it a doozy!  The Hawks take on the Dallas Stars for the first time this year on Tuesday night.  As you all know, the Stars have lit up the league to start the season.  They have led the Central Division for most of the year, and are currently on top with 50 points.  I’m sure the Hawks are excited to take on this challenge, and to see former Hawks and now Stars Patrick Sharp and Johnny Oduya.  Is it Tuesday yet?

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