Patrick Kane RW CHI 4 weeks ago

Chicago Blackhawks right winger Patrick Kane was confirmed Friday to be under investigation for an alleged sexual assault, according to the Buffalo News. Kane has not at this time been charged with any offenses as police in Hamburg, N.Y. await the results of forensic tests.

Patrick Kane RW CHI 4 weeks ago

Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane is the subject of an investigation by police in Hamburg, New York regarding an alleged sexual assault, according to the Buffalo News. The Hamburg Police Department would neither confirm nor deny Kane's involvement in the case and is unlikely to issue any sort of official statement until the investigation is complete. The victim of the alleged crime was sent to a local hospital for testing and sources close to the situation have suggested that Kane could turn himself into police as early as Thursday. "We are aware of the matter and are in the process of gathering information. It would be inappropriate to comment further at this time," the Blackhawks said in a statement. "We are aware of a police investigation and are following developments." The outcome of the investigation will likely go a long way in determining whether Kane will see any punishment from the league.

Patrick Kane RW CHI 3 months ago

Kane factored into both goals in Monday's Stanley Cup-clinching win over the Lightning, registering a goal and an assist.

Kane entered Monday's Game 6 without a goal and only one assist in the Finals, but his insurance tally with just over five minutes remaining helped secure Chicago's third Cup in six years. The winger's regular season was cut short by a broken clavicle, but he turned in another highly productive year when healthy and figures to be among the league's best once again in the 2015-16 season.

Patrick Kane RW CHI 3 months ago

Kane is still looking for his first Stanley Cup Finals goal this season as the series heads into Game 6 on Monday night, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Kane has only one assist in the first five games and that came in Game 4 at home. He last scored a goal in Game 6 against Anaheim in the Western Conference Finals on May 27. Tampa Bay has done a great job against Kane especially Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman. But Kane has excelled in elimination or series clinchers. In nine games in which the Hawks either faced elimination or had a chance to clinch a series (or both) in the past two postseasons, Kane has scored 20 points (six goals, 14 assists) and is a plus-10. He's scored at least one point in each of those games.

Patrick Kane RW CHI 3 months ago

Kane, who has failed to put a shot on goal in the first two games of the Stanley Cup Finals, is expected to be moved off Jonathan Towes' line as the Blackhawks look to generate more offense in Game 3, The Buffalo News reports.

Kane is expected to be moved to a line with Brad Richards and Kris Versteeg while Toews gets placed with Marian Hossa and Brandon Saad. While playing with Toews in general certainly yields more scoring upside, in this case the Lightning has been able to concentrate its pair of shutdown blueliners - Victor Hedman and Anton Stralman - almost exclusively on the Hawks' top line. Kane could actually see a little more elbow room with the Blackhawks spreading out their best talent.

Patrick Kane RW CHI 3 months ago

Kane was held without a shot Saturday in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final and has now gone without a point in two games this series.

He hadn't been held without a shot in a game since Jan. 16. But don't expect this quiet streak to last long -- he's too skilled and far to dynamic to be held down for long.

Patrick Kane RW CHI 3 months ago

Kane will be deployed with Jonathan Toews on the top line during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Lightning, Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News reports.

Kane and Toews ended up finishing the Western Conference Finals victory over the Ducks as linemates, and coach Joel Quenneville will opt to keep his two superstars together in an effort to generate more offensive firepower. Quenneville could end up shaking things up as the series progresses, but no matter whether Kane and Toews skate together or separately, the Blackhawks' fortunes will likely rise or fall with the performance of both players.

Patrick Kane RW CHI 3 months ago

Kane dished out three assists in Saturday's Game 7 win over the Ducks.

That's back-to-back multi-point games for Kane, who is up to 20 points this postseason -- second-most in the NHL. The 26-year-old was a machine in the Western Conference Final, cranking out three goals and seven points to help the Blackhawks advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the third time in six years. With 10 goals, three game-winners, 50 shots on goal and a plus-6 rating this postseason, look for the ultimate playoff performer to play a huge role in the final series against the Lightning.

Patrick Kane RW CHI 3 months ago

Kane supplied an assist and tallied the game-winning goal in Wednesday's Game 6 triumph over the Ducks.

The goal was a thing of beauty, as Kane danced past the Ducks' Matt Beleskey and found an open space behind goalie Frederik Andersen to give the Blackhawks a 3-0 lead. Kane has scored three times this series and has 10 goals overall in 16 playoff contests.

Patrick Kane RW CHI 3 months ago

Kane registered the game-tying goal in third period of Saturday's eventual 5-4 double-overtime triumph over the Ducks.

Minutes after the Ducks raced back from a 3-1 deficit to take a 4-3 lead, Kane sent the United Center crowd into a frenzy when he finished off a power-play feed from linemate Brad Richards with 7:21 left to play. The 26-year-old has been spectacular in the Blackhawks' 15 playoff contests, recording nine goals and six assists.