Chicago Blackhawks: Will Patrick Kane hit 40 goals?
By Ryan Fedrau
The Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane started off the season scoring at will. As of late, he’s struggled to score consistently.
Patrick Kane is coming off of a season where he scored 44 goals. That was the second time in his 13 year career where he’s scored 40 goals. He is currently at 27 goals with 22 games left on the season. He just needs to score 13 more times this season.
Look, the Chicago Blackhawks aren’t going to be a playoff team this year. I’ve accepted it, but we still can look forward to little things like this.
Kane has only three goals in his last 18 games. In those 18 games, he has 22 points. So not all is bad for Kane. The great thing about Kane is his prolific passing. He has the ability to create plays in the toughest situations. That helps Kane’s ability to rack up points.
The Blackhawks still have belief in the locker room that they can be a playoff team. If they want a chance at making the playoffs, Kane will have to get really hot. If he goes on a run, there’s no reason why he can’t get 13 more goals.
I think he’ll hit 40 goals for the third time in his career. He’s scored two goals in his last three games. He’s starting to get his scoring touch back after a long goal drought.
Looking at the Blackhawks schedule, I predict Kane will get his 40th goal of the season against the Kings on March 29th. That’s in 19 games. He’ll have many chances to get there.
If the Blackhawks can go on a run where they win five or six games in a row, which would need to start now, he’ll probably get it sooner. The team depends too much on Kane. When he struggles, the team struggles.
We’ll see what happens during the next few games. Let’s just beat Nashville tonight and see where that goes.