This Patrick Kane guy is pretty good.
Kane had another demonstration of his Hall of Fame level skill with a sick shot to give the Blackhawks a lead that would stick against the Bruins on Sunday. Kane’s power play goal with less than four minutes remaining impressed coach Joel Quenneville.
“It’s one of the best shots we’ve seen all year,” Quenneville said.
The goal came after Zdeno Chara, who had tied the game earlier in the third period, took a double-minor for high sticking. Brandon Saad was bleeding as a result of the play and went to the locker room immediately. After the game, Quenneville said he thinks Saad will be fine.
The double-minor came with less than four minutes left in the game, which meant that as long as the Blackhawks didn’t commit a penalty, they would either take the lead or have a man advantage into overtime. When Kane scored 18 seconds into the power play, it was best-case scenario.
Just seconds after Chara left the box, Brent Seabrook doubled the lead and put the game away. For a power play that has struggled for much of the season, the two goals were a positive sign and gave the team a win.
“I thought the power play moved it around pretty good tonight,” Kane said. “We had some chances, we had some good looks. It was nice to get a couple on it, too.”
Jonathan Toews was big on the power play and assisted on all three Blackhawks goals.
“Our power play all year has been quiet,” Quenneville said. “The timing of scoring big goals all year has been… we’ve been missing some big opportunities. That was like a perfect shot and a perfect timing. I don’t care who it is, but it was a nice shot and a timely goal as well.”