The Blackhawks were on the verge of elimination in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 2016. They had won the Stanley Cup the previous season and were now looking at a first-round exit. Patrick Kane would make sure that didn’t happen.
In a back and forth game, the Hawks looked somewhat lackluster after entering Game 5 down 3-1 to their archrivals, the St. Louis Blues. While goalie Corey Crawford played well, the Blues tied the game at 3 with just over five minutes remaining in regulation.
In the first overtime, the Hawks had a number of decent chances, but Blues goalie Brian Elliot was able to keep the puck out of the net. The game eventually went into the second overtime, where it wouldn’t take long for #88 to make an impact.
Kane took the puck in the slot, made a few nice moves around Blues defenseman before firing the puck on net. Although the initial save was made by Elliot, the puck bounced to the side of the net where Kane poked the puck in on the wraparound to win the game for the Blackhawks.
The double-overtime winner would keep the Hawks alive in the series, although they would eventually fall 3-2 in Game 7 to end their season. Despite this, Kane came in clutch again when he was needed the most, and gave his team an aptly-timed boost.