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Blackhawks: Kane scores his 400th NHL goal and he isn’t stopping there

By Jimmy Lynch
Patrick Kane #88, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Patrick Kane #88, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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Patrick Kane passed yet another milestone last night scoring his 400th career NHL goal, being just the 100th NHL player and fourth Blackhawks player to score that many goals.

Patrick Kane’s 400th NHL goal comes just a few games before he is set to play in his 1000th NHL game. Thankfully for Kane, he did not have to wait till then to score his 400th as he managed to score last night after failing to register a goal on Saturday.

The Blackhawks got a big 7-2 victory last night against the Red Wings. As usual, Kane was all over the game, registering a goal and two assists in the effort. The ‘Hawks currently have a record of 12-7-4 and that is in large part thanks to Patrick Kane.

This season, Kane has 11 goals and 23 assists through the first 23 games of the season. He elevates the play of everyone else on the ice and he is not slowing down anytime soon. Kane leads the team with his 11 goals, and he is among the NHL’s best when it comes to points – there is no doubt that Kane should be an MVP candidate if he keeps this up.

If you happened to miss Patrick Kane’s 400th NHL goal with the Chicago Blackhawks, here is the replay:

Kane has just gotten better with age. Every season he seems to elevate his play to new heights and defies all odds no matter what. Every team he plays against knows he is the best player the ‘Hawks have, and yet he constantly scores amazing goals or dishes out highlight-reel assists night in and night out.

Take a look at Kane’s career stats for yourself to see how great he has been the past few seasons:

Kane is showing no signs of slowing down, and he very well could hit the 500 goal mark within the next three seasons. Take a look at how long it has been taking him to hit 100 goals in the past.

Goal 100 March 14, 2011, against San Jose Sharks – assisted by Sharp and Toews
(1257 days since he scored his first NHL goal)

Goal 200 January 20, 2015, against Arizona – assisted by Richards and Sharp
(1411 days since he scored his 100th NHL goal)

Goal 300 December 23, 2017, against New Jersey – assisted by Rutta
(1068 days since he scored his 200th NHL goal)

Goal 400 February 28, 2021, against Detroit – assisted by DeBrincat
(1163 days since he scored his 300th NHL goal)

It is worth noting that there was a shortened season in the mix between goals 100 and 200, and he missed some time due to injuries in the past as well. After the game, Kane was asked about the milestone. Take a look at what he said, as it is pretty important.

It is only a matter of time before Kane scores again, and who knows how many he will have by the time he hangs up his skates. There is no doubt in my mind that he will hit number 500 someday. Congratulations to Patrick Kane on yet another milestone!

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