Patrick Kane scored a double overtime game-winning goal late on Thursday night, to keep the Chicago Blackhawks alive in their first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series against the St. Louis Blues.
And the goal came on a vintage Kane move. This is just an absurd play, and a pretty embarrassing one for the St. Louis defense:
Perhaps even more incredible is the fact that the goal was Kane’s first of the series. Scoring goals is hard (especially against good teams in the playoffs), but Kane was second in the NHL with 46 of them in the regular season, and has a history of scoring them come playoff time (like to win Stanley Cups). This was Kane’s 49th career postseason goal, and he had 11 goals last postseason, for example.
So, if this goal gets Kane going, that’s a scary thought for the Blues as they try to finish off the defending champs. The Blackhawks can even up the series at 3-3 with a win on Saturday night at the United Center.