The Chicago Blackhawks currently sit atop the Western Conference, and they certainly wouldn’t be there without the awesome seasons Patrick Kane and Artemi Panarin are having.
Kane leads the NHL in goals (30), assists (43), and points (72), while the 24-year-old Panarin leads NHL rookies in goals (17), assists (29), and points (46). In fact, Kane and Panarin combine to have the most points of any duo in the NHL, with 119 (h/t: @ckamka).
And while you were probably watching the NFC Championship Game on Sunday night, Kane and Panarin connected for one of their most incredible goals of the season against the St. Louis Blues.
Watch Kane make a ridiculous cross-ice backhand pass to Panarin, who crushes a one-timer for a Blackhawks goal.
— NHL (@NHL) January 25, 2016
While the Blackhawks would go on to add another goal, the Panarin goal ended up being all they truly needed, as Corey Crawford got his seventh shutout of the season in a 2-0 Chicago victory.