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Blackhawks’ Kane: ‘By no means do we feel the series is over’

Jun 7, 2013, 1:55 AM EDT

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Patrick Kane scored his first goal of the Western Conference final, and his Chicago Blackhawks moved to within one win of a berth in the Stanley Cup Final.

Kane chipped a loose puck to the back of the net late in the third period to tie Thursday’s Game 4 between the Blackhawks and L.A. Kings, before Marian Hossa scored the winner early in the third period.

Suddenly, the Blackhawks can now make it back to the final for the first time since 2010, when they won the Stanley Cup, and they have three chances now to close out the Kings.

“It was huge, especially the way they’re playing at home. I think they won 15 in a row here at the Staples Center,” Blackhawks’ forward Patrick Kane told reporters afterward.

“It was nice to come in and steal one for sure. We put ourselves in a good spot. By no means do we feel the series is over. You know they’re going to come out with their best game in Game 5. We have a great opportunity to close it out at home. It’s a huge opportunity for us.”

 

  1. kingsfan93 - Jun 7, 2013 at 2:19 AM

    Kane didn’t score some beauty of a goal by any means either. That puck would of gone in regardless.

    But good for the Blackhawks to win a game on the road, for which the Kings can’t do.

    I be rooting for whoever goes against the Blackhawks in the SCF.

    • Chip Caray's Eyebrows - Jun 7, 2013 at 9:26 AM

      “I be rooting for whoever goes against the Blackhawks in the SCF.”

      Why?

    • shwoogy1 - Jun 7, 2013 at 9:46 AM

      Cuz you are a dick

  2. tripps3 - Jun 7, 2013 at 7:35 AM

    Great to see Kane with the puck, good things happen when he does

  3. lonespeed - Jun 7, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    Canned response. Not sure why this gets headlines.

    “We’re just taking it one game at a time and not looking ahead.”

    “They are a really great team and we respect them.”

    “He’s a great leader and you have to respect whenever you play someone like [insert name here]”

    “To be honest, we haven’t really thought about it. We’re focused on what we need to do.”

    “That doesn’t really effect us. We have to be professional and focus on what we need to be doing every night and hopefully it comes out in our favor.”

    “Well, you know, we just gotta you know, focus on how we get things done, you know. It’s not about respect, you know. Just got take care of business.”

    Sorry, that last one is from the NBA canned responses.

    • 2redmond - Jun 7, 2013 at 1:11 PM

      What did you expect him to say?
      “The Kings are done as soon as we get back to Chicago!”

      It was a classy answer by Kane. He’ll leave all the other BS responses to the Blackhawk fans. Being a cup winner, he knows that closeout games are the most difficult.

  4. eggserino - Jun 7, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    No, Bobby Orr never flew through the air like this. Bobby Orr scored a Stanley Cup winning goal in overtime. He was then tripped as he jumped in celebration. Kane stole a goal from a teammate in a conference final game that did not decide the game. He jumped over a goalie to avoid running into him.

    Please don’t conflate greatness with mediocrity.

    • no - Jun 7, 2013 at 12:24 PM

      oh sorry guess we’ll have to look all the way back to 2010 to see Kane score an overtime, cup clinching goal

      • eggserino - Jun 7, 2013 at 9:50 PM

        Wrong. We’re talking about specific incidences. Kane’s goal vs. Orr’s goal. Really? You want to measure those two goals and their celebrations?! If Patrick Kane chose to review the press, do you actually think he would elevate that goal to the level of Bobby Orr’s Stanley Cup winning goal in overtime?

        Mr. Kane? Would you like to weigh in?

  5. ilikejay - Jun 7, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    Kane also scored a Stanley cup winning goal in overtime.

  6. ilikejay - Jun 7, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    But I agree, Bickell should be sitting in his place. Too much branding going on.

  7. earpaniac - Jun 7, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    It’s not over, but the fat lady is definitely doing her warm up vocal exercises.

  8. pirovash88 - Jun 7, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    Lol, Kane scored or a goal or stole one? The only way your going to beat Quick is behind his back, bro.

    • cmcdermottsite - Jun 7, 2013 at 2:57 PM

      Maybe you didn’t see Hossa’s laser that flew right past Quick…….

  9. Jackson Scofield - Jun 7, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    Nothing wrong with being 100% sure the puck goes in the net, it would have been a miracle, but Quick was already beginning to reach back and the puck was dribbling, he may have even been able to cover up any “conclusive evidence” and fool the refs if you want to stretch it. Kaner just made sure that wouldn’t happen, and besides, I don’t think Bickell was in dire need of a goal there to boost his confidence, man is a machine right now.

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