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Wild ‘can’t believe’ how Patrick Kane ended their season

May 14, 2014, 12:56 AM EDT

In a way, the Minnesota Wild should have seen Patrick Kane‘s overtime-winner (and series-clincher) coming.

After all, the Chicago Blackhawks star forward seems to score big goals in his sleep … and often does it in the blink of an eye when you least expect it. Although, again, doesn’t that mean we should expect it by now?

Kane seem flabbergasted enough himself, though he’s certainly not complaining.

Kane did it to Michael Leighton to win the Blackhawks’ first Stanley Cup in ages and keeps adding to his list of victims, yet you can’t really blame people for remaining shocked by each instance. No doubt, the Wild were stunned after that 2-1 OT loss in Game 6.

Even so, if someone asked the Wild who would pull off such an unthinkable goal, Kane would be high on that list … wouldn’t he?

  1. in1chuck1we1trust - May 14, 2014 at 1:05 AM


  2. earpaniac - May 14, 2014 at 1:13 AM

    Best pure creative offensive player in hockey. Period. And being BIG TIME clutch doesn’t hurt either.

    • lordfletcher - May 14, 2014 at 1:16 AM

      Hard to say ovechkin isn’t the best pure offensive player but no doubt kane is top 3

      He’s my favorite American playing on my most hated team eliminating my favorite. Oh the world I live in

      • r8rbhawk - May 14, 2014 at 1:31 AM

        this is like me with Backes, when he has the USA jersey on I praise his every move. Backes isn’t dirty or cheap when USA is on his chest, he is just hard-nosed and gritty; yet as soon as he has that Blues jersey on he is a criminal on the ice and I want his head on a platter… On USA, wakey wakey is deplorable, yet much more acceptable when the Blues jersey is on.

      • nelkow - May 14, 2014 at 1:57 AM

        I’d take kane over ovi

  3. bigtganks - May 14, 2014 at 1:14 AM

    How is that NOT called too many men on the ice? Six guys on the ice when Kane gets ahold of it. And I’m not a fan of either team.

    • bhawksrule - May 14, 2014 at 1:18 AM


      • bigtganks - May 14, 2014 at 1:26 AM

        Yah. I don’t care either way. I watched it on DVR and when it ended I thought “oh boy that’s what the headline will be all about!” And then nothing when I got here. Oh well. :)

    • slickvb82 - May 14, 2014 at 1:23 AM

      haha there was 6! Oh well, can’t blame the refs on that, it is what it is. Again, congrats to the Hawks and their fans!

    • r8rbhawk - May 14, 2014 at 1:27 AM

      they were already gifted the Bickell high-stick and the no call on the slash that broke his stick so I think we can call it even 😉

    • comeonnowguys - May 14, 2014 at 1:33 AM

      Wild did get at least 12 seconds of 6 on 5 in the third period of game 4. If they did have too many men, they were due a make up call from some of the calls in that game.

      • bethgoesglobal - May 14, 2014 at 3:12 AM

        I don’t know that the Hawk’s were “due a make-up call”, but you’re right. The Wild did have 6 players out for awhile in game 5.

      • comeonnowguys - May 14, 2014 at 7:48 AM

        It was a little clumsily worded. I didn’t mean they were owed one. They just usually even out. I can only remember two recent series that I closely followed where the calls/non – calls didn’t balance themselves over the course of the series.

    • indianfeathers83 - May 14, 2014 at 1:53 AM

      Refs have been pretty consistently terrible all playoffs…

    • hawkscup2013 - May 14, 2014 at 8:04 AM

      Too many men on the ice? Wow, some people REALLY do not know the rules of Hockey.

    • jobber33 - May 14, 2014 at 9:37 AM

      Pause this video as soon as it starts and count again. Don’t forget the Hawks player at the bottom by on the blue line. THERE ARE ONLY FIVE FOR EACH TEAM.

    • 2difshoe - May 14, 2014 at 10:32 AM

      Take it like a man, Bigtganks.

      Look back on game 4, Wild win with too many men on. No call.

      • bigtganks - May 14, 2014 at 11:44 AM

        Take it like a man? Like I said, I don’t even care about this series. I was just making a point that it could have been called, but it was only for a split second so maybe I shouldn’t be shocked it wasn’t noticed. I didn’t even follow the series, just DVR’d it because it was an elimination game. That pic you posted though is pretty funny.

      • butterflysave - May 14, 2014 at 2:46 PM

        @bigtganks: The pic that 2difshoe put up there is a too many men penalty. What you’re looking at on the Kane goal is a perfectly legal defenseman change that was happening behind the play. You really should read the rules about what constitutes a too many men penalty.

        Would have been nice if the refs called that slash on Bickell’s stick as well. You say you don’t care. You lie. You’re a hater. That’s why you care.

    • antiqueff - May 14, 2014 at 6:11 PM

      Maybe you were seeing double from being dunk. I’ve watched the replay several times. Neither team had too many men on the ice. Bet you’re a closet Wild fan.

  4. earpaniac - May 14, 2014 at 1:19 AM

    I don’t think Ovi is as a creative a player as Kane. He is the best all around offensive player in hockey though.

    • hawkscup2013 - May 14, 2014 at 8:05 AM

      Ovi was a -31 on the season. Total fraud

    • flyerspsu - May 14, 2014 at 9:22 AM

      Best all around offensive player? He doesn’t make his teammates better and scores half his goals on the PP, he’s arguably the best pure scorer, stamkos being the other choice, but is definitely not the best all around offensive player

      • lbeezyse - May 14, 2014 at 9:54 AM

        If you’re talking best all around offensive player it is sadly Crosby. Best goal scorer is Ovi. Respectively they are in the top 5 players in the league whereas Kane is not. Crosby, Malkin, Ovi, Stamkos, & Tavares.

      • flyerspsu - May 14, 2014 at 10:27 AM

        Ovi is not even close to top 5 players in the league; crosby, Malkin, stamkos, toews, getzlaf, giroux, tavares, bergeron etc.

        Not sure I’d even say ovi is the best goal scorer, he went 17 games this year w/o an even strength goal, he relies way too much on the PP, stamkos consistently scores in every area and would never put up as many OK seasons in a row as Ovi did for awhile before last season

  5. r8rbhawk - May 14, 2014 at 1:25 AM

    Of course they are in shock, did they really think they would have a bad bounce in their own building? The Wild had plenty of opportunities to put this game away but Crawford stood tall. The Hawks just needed one chance and pounced.

    Remember that article the other day where the Predators staff say they are a Kane and Toews away from being elite? Well those players are tough to come by, so good luck picking up a player like that. Hawks fans are lucky we have these guys. San Jose probably could have rattled off 4 cups in a row if they had these two players.

    • lbeezyse - May 14, 2014 at 9:56 AM

      Craw had the help of a very well placed pipe to deny Granlund late in the third. Not sure how he pulled that off?!?! All in all, it was fun and Craw stole this game for the Hawks. Best of luck with the Ducks.

    • yourcubreporter - May 14, 2014 at 10:00 AM

      First comment to mention how big Crawford was in this game. Wish I could “thumbs up” more than once!

      • pudgalvin - May 14, 2014 at 10:21 AM

        No kidding. He’s been pretty great in the playoffs so far this year. He’s had a few softies, but who hasn’t. He was great again last night when they needed him to be.

  6. blomfeld - May 14, 2014 at 1:32 AM

    Dear Lord, great spirit, keeper of the truth …

    Though our hearts are heavy tonight after the ‘silencing’ of our Wild friends, we nonetheless thank you for now setting the stage for ‘that’ which needs to be done. Of course there’s still some work to be done with the Quacks and such .. However that’s now nothing more than a ‘mopping up’ operation eh ? Anyway, the bottom line dear Lord, great spirit, keeper of the truth is that you ‘rock’ man ! … everything you say comes to be man ! … and the kicker in all of this is that you already had your money down on us Kings last summer ! … we luv ya man ! :)

    GO KINGS GO !!! … TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • loydchristmas90 - May 14, 2014 at 12:17 PM

      Anyone else get the feeling that blomfeld is insane?

      • babykaby - May 14, 2014 at 10:59 PM

        That’s not a feeling, it’s a plain simple fact. The idiot is just starving for attention.

  7. tone360 - May 14, 2014 at 1:36 AM

    I have a still shot from game 4 with 6 Wild on the ice! it happens. Go Hawks!

    • strictlythedanks - May 14, 2014 at 1:44 AM

      is it on your fridge?

  8. 1harrypairatesties - May 14, 2014 at 1:38 AM

    Kane does it again!!! Everyone else can eat it !!! You too delusional Kings fans!! Watch out. We are coming for your a**!!!

  9. drdoomkaiser - May 14, 2014 at 1:47 AM

    This is what the avalanche were feeling when they lost :/

  10. 950003cups - May 14, 2014 at 1:50 AM

    I can. It’s called OT! It’s a devastating loss and a thrilling win.

    In case nobody can believe it, just ask Parise to recall Game 7 2009. Devils vs Canes. It’s as bad as it gets. This was nothing compared.

  11. 1harrypairatesties - May 14, 2014 at 2:01 AM

    It’s on my fridge loser ! Eat it !

    • strictlythedanks - May 14, 2014 at 3:14 AM

      Ive got a picture of your fridge up on my fridge

  12. 1harrypairatesties - May 14, 2014 at 2:04 AM

    Yeah it’s on my fridge loser.

  13. idonthavethebloodyoucrave - May 14, 2014 at 2:11 AM

    I still can’t believe it! If only Suter was on the ice, there’s 98 million ways that goal would have never happened!

    • yourcubreporter - May 14, 2014 at 10:09 AM

      Suter WAS on the ice. He rode Regin right over that loose puck, right before Kane came in and stuck a dagger in the hearts of every single Minnesota fan and Hawks hater. Absolutely loved it!

  14. guitarisgood4u - May 14, 2014 at 2:43 AM

    This douchebag should’ve played for the US olympic team.

  15. mackattack29 - May 14, 2014 at 6:41 AM

    Suck it wild fans. If the Avs had faced the hawks at least it would’ve been an entertaining series. Lol and maybe a challenging one. Everybody knew that it would end with the Hawks winning in 6 or less. At least now the most boring team in the nhl is finally out of the playoffs.

    • comeonnowguys - May 14, 2014 at 9:00 AM

      Phoenix never made it this year.

    • spiciercheez - May 14, 2014 at 9:43 AM

      Still talking about the Avs eh? Must be a sad life to live if you are still on that.

      • lbeezyse - May 14, 2014 at 9:58 AM

        And the douche patrol arrives. This thread was good until now.

      • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - May 14, 2014 at 10:53 AM

        Must be even sadder to spend decades under the delusional that Minnesota is going to win something …

        Have a great summer!

      • spiciercheez - May 14, 2014 at 1:23 PM

        Thanks, I will have a great summer. I love hockey but it doesn’t mean I’m going to dwell on losing to the defending champs all that much. You are the worst kind of “fan” around. Also, you call it “delusion”, I just call it being a fan.

  16. mackattack29 - May 14, 2014 at 6:54 AM

    So typical of Minnesota players knee-jerk reaction being to try and come up with an excuse. The whole wild fan base constantly whine about EVERYTHING. Lol it was so refreshing to hear them all shut up at the end of the game when the Hawks won.

    • purpleguy - May 14, 2014 at 11:22 AM

      What a loser — read the whole question threads and you’ll see plenty of praise from Wild players, and then read the comment threads where Wild fans congratulate the Hawks for their team taking advantage of the bounces when ours couldn’t.

  17. hawkscup2013 - May 14, 2014 at 8:06 AM

    Congrats to Minnesota! They went 6-7 in the playoffs! Blackhawks win!!

    • alfredosauce19 - May 14, 2014 at 11:53 AM

      wow dumbest post of all time, duh duh duh you can count!!!

  18. phxyotes - May 14, 2014 at 8:43 AM

    The Wild are a tough team. I think with a more stable goalie situation through their playoff run things may have ended differently.

  19. tfilarski - May 14, 2014 at 9:03 AM

  20. pjblake2redwings - May 14, 2014 at 9:06 AM

    I hope Patty Kane gets his head ripped off in the next series

  21. joey4id - May 14, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    Fitting that Kane just casually skated by Cooke who stopped skating to pick up a loose puck and stuffed it.

    • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - May 14, 2014 at 10:58 AM

      Karma is a b1tch.

      Loved it.

      Question though, if Parise was on the ice for that as well, do you think Kane would have scored twice as fast?

      I hear 196 Million Dollars for a -7, IN THIS SERIES ALONE LOL, is money well spent.



      • purpleguy - May 14, 2014 at 11:26 AM

        He’s the horse that got them to the playoffs, is at the top of playoff point standings, and fills the seats — most every game was sold out this year. Well, that and he’s got guys like you wasting your time worrying about him and creating additional PHT site hits.

      • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - May 14, 2014 at 11:36 AM

        So 196 Million Dollars for a playoff contribution of -20 in the first two years is money well spent to you, eh?

        Dang it must really that cold up there … lol

  22. mbarnett56 - May 14, 2014 at 9:40 AM

    Most of us ‘Can’t Believe’ that the Wild was still there. Their fans should count their blessings and enjoy the fact that they were even in the playoffs.

  23. blackhawks088 - May 14, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Hey Wild Fans, still chanting CRAWFORD? That’s hockey baby!! Showtime :)

    • purpleguy - May 14, 2014 at 11:27 AM

      Lighten up, even Crawford got a kick out of it.

  24. earpaniac - May 14, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    Ibeezy, No Toews?!? If you want a pure superstar, who lights up the scoresheets, you pick Crosby. You want to win hockey games you pick Toews. Those are the 2 far and away best players in the NHL, they are on another level than everyone else.

    • babykaby - May 14, 2014 at 11:04 PM

      Yeah? How’d that Crosby thing work out the past 5 seasons? Superstar, yes; showing up for big games, apparently not, so maybe not far and away the best. I’d take Malkin over Crosby anyday.

  25. thebigscore1 - May 14, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    the graciousness of the black cock fans is riddiculous, they werent surprised he got the goal they wete surprized at how they didnt get any puck luck all net and had missed on ten empty netters, watch that game again. we almost had you chicago, you dont look very strong coming out of this series it wa very close.

    • abg1988 - May 18, 2014 at 4:42 PM

      Yes, a very close series. You almost had us. There, there, sweetie…you always have next year. Don’t have a temper tantrum because your team sucks. Name calling isn’t necessary.

  26. earpaniac - May 14, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    Suter completely stoned Regin on the last play. It was Matt Cooke who dogged it, and Kane blew by him.

  27. salutethis - May 14, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    Great job Hawks! I didn’t want to see the wild go anywhere after the Matt Cook series ( vs Avs) . As soon as a team wins and a big reason is a star players injury ( Cooks dirty knee hit). That team should not win a title. Just Karma.

    • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - May 14, 2014 at 11:28 AM

      Even more disgusting were the Wild fans on these forums that tried to rationalize it. I’ve been smacking them back to reality about the delusion of their scrub club ever since. Best thing for me, is that when you’re on your second franchise and it’s actually a bigger loser than the first one you had … reality checks are easy to come by and take very little time to drum up.

      It’s enjoyable to ridicule anyone who’d defend a scumbag like Cooke simply because he wears the same jersey color they root for.. Hopefully, next year they’ll come back with a shred of human decency.

      • alfredosauce19 - May 14, 2014 at 11:48 AM

        cooke is my idol :)

  28. nicofthenorthstar - May 14, 2014 at 11:24 AM

    Corey Crawford ended their season. With minimal help.

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