Three of Patrick Kane's Best Moments on the Blackhawks

Patrick Kane returns to the United Center for the first time as a member of an opposing team, so let's take a look at his best moments as a Chicago Blackhawk.

Vegas Golden Knights v Chicago Blackhawks
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In what will most likely be a nostalgia overload, Patrick Kane will return to the United Center for the first time since being traded from the Chicago Blackhawks. Only this time, he's one of the bad guys.

The trade itself was a bittersweet moment as we got rid of one of the best Blackhawks in franchise history, but it also helped us land superstar prospect Conner Bedard in the draft. It's as much of a win-win as you can get.

Although Kane is no longer a Hawk, let's take a look at some of his most iconic moments while he was one.

1. OT Game-Winning Goal in Game 6 of the 2010 Stanley Cup Final

During Kane's third NHL season, Kane called "game" in the season finale of the NHL season. In what many people call a "phantom goal", Kane snuck one into the net after just four minutes of overtime.

That ended a nearly 50-year drought between Stanley Cup wins and signified the start of a potential dynasty

2. Achieving the Longest Point Streak by an American-Born Player

Back in the 2015-16 NHL season, Patrick Kane went on a point streak. It was the longest individual-point streak in the last 23 years at the time. Patrick Kane had achieved the longest point streak by an American-born player in the history of the NHL.

A 26-game point streak doesn't happen often, so it's nice to revisit it from time to time. Kane tallied 40 total points during this streak (16G, 24A) in what feels like one of the most dominant stretches by a Chicago Blackhawk ever.

Kane later had a 20-game point streak during the 2018-19 season where he got 16 goals, 26 assists, and 42 total points. In case you haven't noticed, this guy was REALLY good.

3. Game 5 Hat Trick Against Kings to Send the Hawks to Stanley Cup Final

I can't lie, this is probably my favorite moment on the list. Kane showed up in the playoff countless times, but I don't think there was a bigger time he came in clutch than this one.

In game five of the Western Conference Finals, the Hawks and Kings ended regulation with a score of 3-3. The score would stay that way for over 31 minutes of free hockey until Kane and Toews (because who else) had an opportunity with a 2 on 1 rush.

We all know how it ends, Toews to Kane, overtime winner, Heartbreaker celly for Kane's third goal of the night, sending them to the Stanley Cup Final.

Nothing was more iconic for the Hawks than the Toews-Kane duo during the 2010s decade. It's a shame it came to an end, but I think we made out just fine with those three Cups they led us to.

I'll probably be teary-eyed during his tribute video, I'm sure most of you will be too, but I'll never forget what Kane did for us in his time here. When he retires, I have zero doubt in my mind that 88 will be up in the rafters until the end of time.