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Five Thoughts: Patrick Kane leads Chicago Blackhawks past Buffalo Sabres

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BUFFALO, NY - FEBRUARY 1: Patrick Kane #88 and Cam Ward #30 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate a 7-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres after an NHL game on February 1, 2019 at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Joe Hrycych/NHLI via Getty Images)
BUFFALO, NY - FEBRUARY 1: Patrick Kane #88 and Cam Ward #30 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate a 7-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres after an NHL game on February 1, 2019 at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Joe Hrycych/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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BUFFALO, NY – FEBRUARY 1: Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks holds the puck from his 900th NHL point after a 7-3 victory against the Buffalo Sabres on February 1, 2019 at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images)
BUFFALO, NY – FEBRUARY 1: Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks holds the puck from his 900th NHL point after a 7-3 victory against the Buffalo Sabres on February 1, 2019 at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images) /

Coming off a 10-day break, the Chicago Blackhawks quickly shook off their rust and defeated the Buffalo Sabres with the hometown guy carrying the team on his back. Here are my five thoughts on the 7-3 victory.

1 – Patrick Kane with another milestone

If anyone thought the All-Star break would slow things down for number 88, you were sorely mistaken. Not only did Patrick Kane extend his point streak to 10 games by scoring to make it 2-0 in the second period, but he recorded his 900th career NHL point with that goal. On top of that, Kane scored another goal and tallied two more assists. It’s the third time he’s recorded at least four points in the last five games and his seventh multi-point game in the last 10.

In his last 10 games, Kane has 25 points (9 goals and 16 assists). He has the most points in the league since December 12 (39). This guy is having an absolutely unreal season. The way he’s playing this season blows every other season out of the water, including his 2015-2016 MVP year when he scored registered career-highs in goals, assists, and points.

Basically, Patrick Kane is one another level this season, despite being on a terrible team. He needs to be in the conversation for the Hart Trophy. But I won’t start a rant on that topic here since I already wrote about it! So go read that and join me in advocating for Kane to be the MVP this season.

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