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Video: Patrick Kane scores this season’s first goal

Jan 19, 2013, 4:20 PM EDT

Patrick Kane scored the final goal of the 2009-10 season to end the Chicago Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup drought. Now he’s also found the net for the first tally of the 2013 campaign.

Kane’s goal came at the 3:41 mark of the first period during a 5-on-3 power play against the Los Angeles Kings. Check out that nifty little one-timer in the video below:

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Power-play goals kicked off all three of Saturday’s afternoon openers. Tyler Kennedy deflected a shot to score for the Pittsburgh Penguins against the Philadelphia Flyers while Dustin Byfuglien fired a slapper home to open up scoring for the Winnipeg Jets against the Ottawa Senators.

The Blackhawks enter the first intermission against the Kings up 3-0, silencing the celebratory crowd. You can check out that game (or the Penguins-Flyers clash depending upon your region) on NBC right now.

  1. Stiller43 - Jan 19, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    Ya wanna show highlights from the pens goin up 2-0 and dominating the flyers thus far?

    • mb65dod - Jan 19, 2013 at 4:43 PM

      Who cares about pens. Go Hawks!!!

  2. misterchainbluelightning - Jan 19, 2013 at 4:27 PM

    So lets start talking about how both Cup finalists won’t make the playoffs this year

  3. h0ckeycoach - Jan 19, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    Wow! What a shot. Sniper’s goal! This is what we missed for three long months. Welcome back, boys.

    • misterchainbluelightning - Jan 19, 2013 at 9:23 PM

      Any goal that goes in from that angle is on the goalie, especially if it’s short side. Which it was. Quick needs to make that save 99% of the time

  4. philly4lyfe - Jan 19, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    2-1 now and the flyers have been controlling the play in the 2nd period.

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