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Kane misses pair of penalty shots against Finland

Feb 22, 2014, 11:28 AM EDT

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Patrick Kane‘s had a tough time going one-on-one with goalies this year, and that continued on Saturday.

Kane missed not one, but two penalty shots against Finland in the bronze medal game at the Bolshoy Ice Dome, the second coming early in the middle period with Finland holding a 2-0 lead. This comes during an NHL campaign when Kane has struggled in the shootout, going an uncharacteristic 1-for-11 on the year, and missed his only penalty shot (making him 0-for-3 in his career.)

Kane’s first attempt on Saturday came with just under six minutes to go in the first period, when Finnish defenseman Kimmo Timonen shot part of a broken stick towards Kane, knocking the puck off Kane’s stick in the process. The Chicago sniper couldn’t convert the penalty shot, however, putting his backhand wide of Finnish goalie Tuukka Rask.

At the 6:24 mark of the second period, Kane got his chance for redemption.

Ex-Leafs forward Leo Komarov slashed at Kane’s stick on a breakaway, shattering the lumber for Kane’s second opportunity of the game. But much like the first, No. 88’s shot didn’t find the back of the net — Kane rang a wrister off the post, a tough result given the Americans were in dire need of a goal having conceded a pair to the Finns to begin the period.

Teemu Selanne scored at the 1:27 mark of the second frame, and Jussi Jokinen made it 2-0 just 11 seconds later. Kane, meanwhile, remains goalless in Sochi.

  1. stcrowe - Feb 22, 2014 at 11:32 AM

    This will be an Olympics for him to forget. Alcohol will probably help.

    • joey4id - Feb 22, 2014 at 11:41 AM

      And Canadian Club whiskey for Mr. Burke courtesy of Bobby Ryan. 😉 How do you spell intensity?

    • buckeye044 - Feb 22, 2014 at 11:44 AM

      He and Kessel are the only 2 real scoring threats. Shut them down and the US is a middle of the pack team.

  2. vm113 - Feb 22, 2014 at 12:01 PM

    Kane deserves a medal for his performance this Olympic tournament, made out of an empty tuna can.

  3. c9castine - Feb 22, 2014 at 12:02 PM

    now here come all the ass hats criticizing and acting like they know everything.

    • moarjam - Feb 22, 2014 at 12:09 PM

      I’m not getting on him about not scoring on the penalty shotS but seriously what has he done? He’s been dreadful.

      • c9castine - Feb 22, 2014 at 12:15 PM

        nothing. dreadful is quite the word, id say he simply hasn’t produced anything.

        dreadful would be thomas vanek. these guys obviously under performed and didn’t get the job done that they should have but they did go over there and battle hard.

        everybody was all about them when they battled and beat russia in a shootout, show some maturity and lose gracefully with them. we got beat by good hockey teams because we didn’t play well enough. just leave it at that.

      • moarjam - Feb 22, 2014 at 12:45 PM

        Look I’m not trying the get on the team as a whole. I disagree with you though. They certainly didn’t battle hard today. It was embarrassing and they should be ashamed of THIS performance.. But on a whole they played tough this tournament.

        But the article was about Kane and yes I will stick to dreadful. Especially today… And I’m not even talking about the penalty shots. He was just playing selfish hockey. Turning the puck over time after time, shooting the puck high and wide when you have 2 men crashing the net, the stupid penalties when your team is down…not smart hockey. I love Kane as a player but the fact remains he’s a big part of this team and he deserves a whole lot of blame for how this went down.

      • c9castine - Feb 22, 2014 at 12:51 PM

        alright, you got me. they didn’t battle in this game, and Kane was completely bad.

        I’m just not the kind of dude that throws my own kind under the bus. criticism is one thing, making him out to be some kind of bum that never should have been there when he was after all representing USA is stupid.

        then again, not enough people in this country know what it means to be united…which is awfully ironic.

      • moarjam - Feb 22, 2014 at 1:15 PM

        No one is throwing anyone under the bus.

        I don’t think anyone here wants to shun Patrick Kane for having a bad tournament. He is the most talented player in this country.

        At the same time, that talent doesn’t excuse him for being held accountable for his play, which happened to be real bad.

    • angrytwitterguy - Feb 22, 2014 at 5:12 PM

      Buahahaha, it’s hilarious to think that American’s thought a team were Kane and Kessel were it’s best two players could get a medal vs the world.

      Get your wake up call have yas? Both are one trick ponies, and neither would have made Team Canada.

    • steerwiththerear58 - Feb 22, 2014 at 6:21 PM

      I’m also not gonna get on him for the penalty shots, but the 2 dumb penalties in the third, the first of which led to the third goal. That’s undisciplined and unnecessary and came at a time when we still had a chance to win.

  4. newenglandynasty - Feb 22, 2014 at 12:14 PM

    Dan blysma blows

    • c9castine - Feb 22, 2014 at 12:16 PM

      theres the kind of spot on and well thought out analysis that PHT is known for that i was looking for.

      • jbink2585 - Feb 22, 2014 at 12:22 PM

        yes you are right he should have taken the 2 penalty shots for Kane, or skated harder, or drove the nets, or backchecked like you cared, totally all the coaches Fault. All player when they win and coach fault when they go wrong. No sale there he made adjustment as pointed out @SIpp said when they stepped up wt big boys so some real goaltending they choked. Medal rounds=6 periods=0 goals

  5. sippindasyzurp - Feb 22, 2014 at 12:16 PM

    Like i was saying before. USA had yet to face great goalies up till the semis all tourney besides bobrovsky. They ran up the score vs bottom feeders.

    • c9castine - Feb 22, 2014 at 12:20 PM

      uh huh and that is the reason for what…? canada got stuffed all night from a tampa bay lightning prospect. in the first game we tore up Jaro Halak, the starting goaltender for what some people call the best team in the NHL, the best league in the world.

      poorly thought out comment.

      • moarjam - Feb 22, 2014 at 12:52 PM

        Ehh if you ask me I think the result is the same with any of the lesser goalies we faced earlier.

        I don’t think we got any quality shots on Rask. Didn’t make him work at all.

  6. jbink2585 - Feb 22, 2014 at 12:17 PM

    What time does the Unite States play today?

  7. 950003cups - Feb 22, 2014 at 12:22 PM

    That’s what you get when you pick Captain Ugotz to lead the pack. I’m so pissed!

  8. sportsfaninyyc - Feb 22, 2014 at 12:23 PM

    Poor American’ts.

  9. 950003cups - Feb 22, 2014 at 12:26 PM

    This whole year sucks for me.
    NY Yankees sucked
    NY Giants sucked
    NY Knicks suck (worst of all my teams)
    NJ Devils suck
    Team USA sucked

    I guess I’ll have to wait for the FIFA Team USA! Please don’t suck.

    • thesportsjudge - Feb 22, 2014 at 12:35 PM

      I dunno, that looks like a damn fine year!

      • jbink2585 - Feb 22, 2014 at 12:41 PM


    • nj666 - Feb 22, 2014 at 12:58 PM

      no one cares, screw those other teams besides the devils.

  10. penvik - Feb 22, 2014 at 12:26 PM

    Worst example of sportsmanship I’ve ever seen. This is up there with Ovechkin not coming out for the third period against Canada for the world juniors. USA was horrible and didn’t care, and that is sad because Finland looked like they were ready for anyone. This game should have been much closer, mind you Finland would have won today because they DID have the better TEAM. Score should have read much more like 3-1 though.

    Also, Dan Bylsma plays a big role in this US disappointment. He can’t adjust and is the reason the Penguins have fallen off the tracks multiple times the last few playoffs. He loses the matchup game every time, why is this never brought up. He is piling up wins because he coaches Pittsburgh, but anyone would do that, the pens are going to win games in talent and lots if it. But when the going gets tough and attention to detail is essential, Disco Dan doesn’t make the cut.

    • c9castine - Feb 22, 2014 at 12:28 PM

      id really like to hear examples as to where and how he lost the matchup game?

    • c9castine - Feb 22, 2014 at 12:29 PM

      i just wanna stay with you here…lets even forget about the finland game today.

      we lost 1-0 to canada because…..dan bylsma couldn’t match lines? lets hear it genius.

      • jbink2585 - Feb 22, 2014 at 12:38 PM

        LOL COACHES FAULT= COMICAL.. No adjustments he broke of JVR and Kessel, and Brown got benched he tried to spark a team he cant play for them. Yesterday he tried to spark a team that was Clearly overmatched against Canada club, and today turning point was Kane missed penalty shot would have cut it to 2-1, team was lifeless on bench after that. Sportmanship team was sportsman they went from Goldmedal favorite to not medaling in less than 24 hours how would you feel?

      • moarjam - Feb 22, 2014 at 12:58 PM

        Only thing I blame him for is not having this team ready to play but at the end of the day how much could you really blame him for that? These guys are professionals and not a high school hockey team. They shouldn’t need bylsma to be all rah rah and motivate them to be up to win an OLYMPIC MEDAL!

    • c9castine - Feb 22, 2014 at 12:40 PM

      as i suspected, nothing.

      • jbink2585 - Feb 22, 2014 at 12:42 PM

        @C9– Some of these dudes just whip things out with no substance and when called into question with some proof they quickly move on its truly funny.

      • c9castine - Feb 22, 2014 at 12:53 PM

        yeah. now when i see a Philadelphia fan defending the Pens coach, i know he was thinking objectively.

        my fault for thinking i could have intelligent and realistic conversations with people on here about the hockey events of the day.

  11. cgale6 - Feb 22, 2014 at 12:42 PM

    @c9castine just face the facts that US choked and theyre going home without a medal stop being a baby if Canada lost and fans were complaining you would be on the same boat as everyone else on here
    Once again US fails lol have a nice day 😉

    • jbink2585 - Feb 22, 2014 at 12:45 PM

      @CGAl– Do you read post before your write yours? Im not sure anyone is denying a USA CHOKE at all, just defending the COACH who some how is getting blame for things that aren’t his control.

  12. flyerguy73 - Feb 22, 2014 at 1:00 PM

    Love it. Can’t stand the little pansy ass!

    • jbink2585 - Feb 22, 2014 at 1:07 PM

      Who PANSY?

  13. flyerguy73 - Feb 22, 2014 at 1:22 PM

    Kane is the pansy!

    • jbink2585 - Feb 22, 2014 at 1:28 PM

      Im a fellow flyers fan just like you so I hate Kane as much as you for what he did to us. Pansy, no way he is a talented player, who had a poor tournament and didn’t put up the #s we hoped. He was far from the only problem/disappointment and why this team fell short, and the human side of me cant help but feel for the guy he a hell of a month, and like I said he’s only human so for his mind to wonder and not be 100% in Sochhi id understand.

  14. cgale6 - Feb 22, 2014 at 1:56 PM

    @c9castine@jbink enjoy the gold medal game lol. You guys are like 8 year olds whining
    You can blame it on the coach yea for sure but all in all US had no heart and choked US had a one dimensional game you need scoring,D and goaltending to be successful and you guys were lacking one of those lol go Canada go 😉 Knock knock.. Whose there? No medal Yankee go home lol

    • jbink2585 - Feb 22, 2014 at 2:08 PM

      I suggest you take classes on reading, because nowhere near any of my post did I whine at all, simply suggested not coaches fault. Yes most goals scored in tournament we definitely need more scoring, and losing 1-0 to Canada would definitely suggest we have goaltending issue. Your post are shear comedy, suggesting we are 8 year olds and yet your post contains a knock knock joke and a smiley face? Give your mom the computer back and go make your racecar bed you mental midget grownups are talking.

    • dueman - Feb 22, 2014 at 2:31 PM

      cgale6 – I was really hoping that you weren’t Canadian, because your comments are just an embarrassment. As a Canadian myself, I find your total lack of reading comprehension shameful, and find it completely ironic that YOU are accusing them of acting like children. Just so that you can understand me better, I’ll say it this way….Grow up dude, and start acting like a Canadian already.

  15. slysipops - Feb 22, 2014 at 2:09 PM

    KANE and pressure just don’t mix well. oh sure he comes thru once in a while ….. but only once in a while. watch him during a rough game…… he throws the puck away like a girl rather than take a hit. some better players were passed over for some reason with this team selection. sooooooo……………………………………………………….

    • jbink2585 - Feb 22, 2014 at 2:23 PM

      To throw water on your fire Kane 12 Stanley cup games played/ 2 cups/ 6 goals 7 assit and even player and GW cup clinching goal to win the first cup against flyers so Id say your pressure comment somewhat squashed

      • slysipops - Feb 22, 2014 at 6:11 PM

        depends on who is on the ice with him…if he smell a hit it’s a quick pass to anyone. no doubt he is a talented skater and shooter….. on a loaded team….. but this wasn’t a loaded team . a TOWES he is not . just watch him closely in a rough game

      • jbink2585 - Feb 22, 2014 at 7:38 PM

        Def not calling him Toews and American forwards were pretty loaded skill wise id say, they just had more finest forwards then skilled,big solid, go the net and make things happen forwards.IE LIKE CANADA HAS I QUESTION STEVIE Y roster selection BUT THERE GOLD TOMOR WILL PROVE ME WRONG AGAIN yes that D CORE Canada has is sick prob best Olympic core in History but even how offensively challenged they are they are going to get gold and that’s what well collected teams due not ALL STAR teams do like the US. However, id take Kane anyday of the week hes is a big time player, and his #s suggest it also.

      • jbink2585 - Feb 22, 2014 at 7:40 PM

        I watched him against my Flyers in finals and that was rough hard hitting series he had three goals in 6 games and cup clincher rough stuff hes still good, I just don’t agree with what your saying, and he was matched against pronger that series

    • mattypbillsmafia - Feb 22, 2014 at 2:51 PM

      What’s your deal with Kane? Did he nail your sister or gf or something? No, he didn’t score, but I didn’t see too many other players better than him yesterday or today. Dude is a beast with the puck and makes ridiculous passes look effortless. He’s in a scoring slump, it happens. As mentioned ad nauseum Sid hasn’t scored either, doesn’t mean he’s not impacting the game. Kane has a silver medal, two stanely cups, one conn smythe… you have? I don’t think the hulk can match how green with envy you are. Pick another player that should’ve made it over Kaner, and make a compelling arguement. Clown.

    • thewindycity6 - Feb 22, 2014 at 3:01 PM

      2009 playoffs vs Vancouver Game 6 hat trick
      2010 playoffs first round vs Nashville Game 5 series tied 2-2 Kane ties the game short handed with 10 seconds left
      2010 Cup finals he scores the game winning goal
      2013 Western conference finals Game 5 series clinching hat trick
      2013 Cup Finals Game 5 series tied 2-2 Kane scores 2 goals
      Kane steps up in pressure situations.
      He struggled this Olympics and that was easy to see but he created a lot of great chances all tournament that his teammates couldn’t finish. He was easily the best forward vs Canada and was decent today until he missed those penalty shots. He is probably the only player the US has besides Quick that would even be on team Canada’s roster.

      • slysipops - Feb 22, 2014 at 6:27 PM

        yeah and as i said …it all depends on who else is on the ice with him. his one man show only works when someone else is doing the dirty work……..”steps up in pressure situations” 3 missed penalty shots ???? at least he didn’t wear the superman cape and glasses ! i saw him make one great pass in these games and about 6 giveaways. i don’t need your BLACKHAWK history lesson either, i was probably a HAWKS fan before your dad thought about you.

  16. slysipops - Feb 22, 2014 at 2:17 PM

    last week some posters were yaking about us all getting over the MIRACLE ON ICE TEAM…… at least those guys played with their HEARTS ….NOT THEIR WALLETS !

    • jbink2585 - Feb 22, 2014 at 2:25 PM

      Olympians don’t get paid

      • slysipops - Feb 22, 2014 at 6:17 PM

        you knew what i meant….if you didn’t go back to your crayons

      • jbink2585 - Feb 22, 2014 at 7:43 PM

        No I have kids that I have to make dinner for, don’t wait baited breath for your response, and no I don’t know what you mean, but your entitled to your opinion and im allowed to disagree its that simple take it easy bud.

    • slysipops - Feb 22, 2014 at 6:31 PM

      sorry youngsters………whether you like it or not ….the 80’s boys mad ….MIRACLE ON ICE ….history…………….DEAL WITH IT !!!!

  17. thebigwhitecat - Feb 22, 2014 at 8:45 PM

    Kaner is just not a shootout kind of guy. Oh well, just have to settle for that Conn Smythe Trophy and two Stanley Cup rings. And the winning goal in OT in 2010.

  18. slysipops - Feb 23, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    reding a lot of the responses on this post makes me believe a lot of commenters are…..young …and from BUFFALO ?

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