Last night against the Predators, Kaner had a helper on the Toews redirect and buried one past Pekka Rinne in a 3-2 victory on the road to tally career points 699 and 700. In the last year or so, Kane has been hitting milestone after milestone and setting record after record. Point number 700 came in probably the most “Patrick Kane” way possible: 88 carries the puck in on an odd man rush and gets into an absolute stare down with Rinne and buries the GWG.
I feel like I’ve seen this too many times before. Plays like this are what makes Kane so deadly. With Kane being a pass-first player, Rinne has to be ready to move to the weak side to cover a potential pass to Kero for an easy tap in, but he also has to protect the short side to try to stop a potential wrister. Kane goes glove, Hawks win.
I think I speak for everyone when I say I didn’t expect another Art Ross-winning season, but Kane has stayed productive thus far and will get hot sooner or later. The Hawks came up short in putting a exclamation point on Kane’s historic season last year, so here’s to hoping they’ll get it done in 2017.