In Patrick Kane’s NHL career, he’s scored 233 goals, scored a Stanley Cup-winning goal, won three Stanley Cups, won a Conn Smythe Trophy, and recorded hat tricks in two postseason games.

But until Friday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre, Kane had never registered a regular-season hat trick.

Watch Kane get his first career regular-season hat trick, AND take over the NHL goal-scoring lead in the Blackhawks’ 4-1 win:

Kane also added an assist in the game, giving him four points on the night. Oh, and his four points led the Blackhawks to their 10th straight win.

Here are Kane’s updated statistics and ranks among NHL leaders (in parentheses):

Goals– 28 (1st)

Assists– 39 (1st)

Points– 67 (1st)

Power Play Goals– 14 (1st)

Power Play Points– 24 (1st)

I think you get the point. Kane is actually just two goals shy of tying his career-high of 30 (2009-2010) already, and the Blackhawks still have 35 games left.

And maybe the most impressive thing to come out of Kane’s game on Friday night was the “Big Ern” look he pulled off:

 

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