The Chicago Blackhawks not only got their first win of the season last night but they also saw their star player Patrick Kane pass another milestone with the team.
Patrick Kane passed Steve Larmer for third all time on the Blackhawks all time goal list recording a hat trick in his first game back after missing four games on COVID Protocol. The Blackhawks are lucky to get their best offensive player at this time.
Up until this point of the season, Kane has not been that much of a threat offensively. No one has been that great on a team that entered the night 0-7-2, Kane had a goal and four assists entering the night, but he left the evening with three goals and an assist.
Kane was a point per game player with five in five games, but now he has nine points in six games, a nice increase for the Blackhawks top forward.
The Chicago Blackhawks are going to need Patrick Kane to continue this offensive production if they want to win more games.
Kane and the Blackhawks just won their first game. Sure that is a step in the right direction, but that is not that increadible. It took the team till November 1 to win a game, and getting a win in their next matchup is not a guarentee.
Beating the Ottawa Senators is a team the Blackhawks should beat, now we will have to wait and see what they do against a good opponent in the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday night. That will be a great test for the team.
With the three goals last night, Kane moves to third all time in the Blackhawks goal list. Not only did he record a hattrick, but his career total of goals moves to 408, passing Steve Larmer’s 406. Now to get to second or first Kane is going to have to jump Stan Mikita and Bobby Hall who have 541 and 604 goals respectively. Kane is only some 200 goals away from taking over the team’s top spot, but at the pace he is scoring that could take him some six seasons to reach that number.
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How many goals Kane scores remains to be seen. While he is one of the best players of all time for this team, scoring 200 more goals might not be in the cards with the Blackhawks.