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Patrick Kane: ‘I was pretty pumped up after that one’

Minnesota Wild v Chicago Blackhawks - Game One

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 02: of the Chicago Blackhawks of the Minnesota Wild in Game One of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on May 2, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Wild 5-2. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Jonathan Daniel

It was an important goal. It was a beautiful goal.

Patrick Kane gave the Chicago Blackhawks a 3-2 lead in the third period with a backhand goal top-shelf on Ilya Bryzgalov. It stood as the winning goal, as the Blackhawks defeated the Minnesota Wild to take Game 1 on Friday. It halted any momentum Minnesota might’ve gained from two quick goals to tie the game early in the third period.

And the goal also ignited Twitter, as rapid reaction poured in via social media. Yes, it was spectacular. As Kane celebrated emphatically, you could him yell out, “Showtime!”

“Sometimes I don’t even know what I’m saying. I was pretty pumped up after that one,” Kane said afterward, as per Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune.

“Kaner scored one of those goals that not many guys in the league could try or get done,” added head coach Joel Quenneville, as per Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago.

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