Patrick Kane RW CHI 2 Days
The Blackhawks know they have a tough task ahead in wrestling back the momentum from the Bruins.
The Bruins are coming off an overtime win and are now on home ice. Patrick Kane believes its a welcome challenge to try to steal that momentum back. "I guess the main thing is to always keep it (their game) simple. If you can do that, usually you can take away some of their momentum," Kane said. "I think right now they do have it, especially after the last overtime period where it seemed like they had a lot of chances compared to ours; they got the winning goal, too. It's something we'll look forward to getting back in Game 3."
Patrick Kane RW CHI 3 Days
Patrick Kane moved into a tie for sixth in playoff scoring Saturday with an assist.
Kane now has six goals and 15 points in the playoffs as he drew an assist on Patrick Sharp's first period goal. He is worth a high pick in pools next season as he is one of the top scorers in the NHL.
Patrick Kane RW CHI 8 Days
Patrick Kane said he felt like the Chicago Blackhawks players owed the front office for keeping the team together last offseason.
The Blackhawks finished fifth in the West last season and then lost to the Coyotes in the first round of the playoffs. While that doesn't sound too bad, it came a year after they finished eighth in the conference and there was talk of full-on complacency after the young Hawks won the Stanley Cup in 2010. Kane and his teammates certainly delivered this, setting a home wins record right out of the gate despite the lockout and eventually clinching the No. 1 overall seed before reaching this season's Cup final. For his part, Kane led the team in goals (23), assists (32) and obviously points (55) in 47 games in the regular season. The former first overall pick also has six goals and 14 points in 17 playoff games.
Patrick Kane RW CHI 10 Days
Patrick Kane had a hat trick in Chicago's 4-3 double-overtime victory Saturday night.
Just a few days ago, Chicago coach Joel Quenneville was talking about how he was looking for more out of Kane. He certainly got it tonight. Kane's third goal was the game-winner at 11:40 of the second overtime period. Duncan Keith scored the Blackhawks' other goal in his return from a one-game suspension. Bryan Bickell and Jonathan Toews each registered two assists for Chicago. With this victory, the Blackhawks have eliminated the Los Angeles Kings and have advanced to the Stanley Cup finals. Chicago will be going for their second Stanley Cup win in just four years.
Patrick Kane RW CHI 11 Days
Patrick Kane wants the Chicago Blackhawks to treat Saturday's contest as Game 7.
Chicago will get three chances to eliminate the Los Angeles Kings, but each time they fail, they'll have to travel from Chicago to Los Angeles or vice versa. "It's not a fun travel day to do all of that so, if anything, that should be motivation to not go through that again," Kane said. If Chicago advances, travel will be less of an issue against the Boston Bruins.
Patrick Kane RW CHI 11 Days
Defenseman Michal Rozsival said he told Patrick Kane during the first intermission of Game 4 in the Western Conference final Thursday night that he would end his scoring drought with a goal.
"Every time he was out there it seemed he had the puck. You could see the energy in him, the way he was skating and controlling the play," Rozsival said. "I'm glad he (got that goal) and it's great to see him scoring. He's the guy we definitely need to be successful." Kane has been struggling, and his second-period goal against the LA Kings Thursday snapped a seven-game skid without one. It was also one of several signs that Kane was getting closer to being Kane again. "Kaner wanted the puck, he had it early and had it a lot," Chicago coach Joel Quenneville said. "He was dangerous off the rush and took shots through screens. It was nice to see him score as well."
Patrick Kane RW CHI 12 Days
Patrick Kane ended his goal scoring drought on Thursday.
Kane hadn't found the back of the net since May 20 before he scored a key goal late in the second period. That sparked Chicago's turnaround in a 3-2 victory over Los Angeles in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals. Before the game, Chicago coach Joel Quenneville said he was "looking for a little more" from Kane. He got it.
Patrick Kane RW CHI 13 Days
Patrick Kane knows he needs to make some adjustments after recording just two assists in his last seven games.
Kane's last goal was scored on May 20. "I think we all want the puck, we all want to make plays. But sometimes we get guilty of waiting for it and standing around," Kane said. "That's where I want to improve: be patient, but when the opportunity's there, go and get it." Chicago coach Joel Quenneville is "looking for a little more" from Kane in Game 4. He's not a bad bet to bounce back on Thursday.
Patrick Kane RW CHI 14 Days
Chicago coach Joel Quenneville said the team is "looking for a little more" from Patrick Kane heading into Game 4 against Los Angeles.
That may be a bit of understatement considering Kane hasn't scored a goal since Game 3 against Detroit and has only two assists in his past seven playoff outings. Kane was outstanding during the regular season, while averaging 1.17 points per game, but he's been far less efficient in the postseason.
Patrick Kane RW CHI 19 Days
Patrick Kane has only one assist in his last three games.
Kane did not have a good offensive Round 2 as he had only two goals and two assists in seven games against the Red Wings after picking up five assists in five games against the Minnesota Wild in the opening round of the playoffs. He is certainly shooting the puck as he had 15 shots on goal in the final three games so it looks like it's just a matter of time until he breaks loose.