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Actions speak louder than words for Blackhawks’ Kane

May 31, 2014, 6:50 PM EDT

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When his team needed it the most, Patrick Kane stepped up and delivered.

He assisted Duncan Keith on the game-tying goal in the third period of Friday’s thrilling Game 6 against the L.A. Kings, then scored the winner with less than four minutes remaining in regulation time. With his contributions – he also got Chicago on the board in the second period – the Blackhawks defeated the Kings to force a Game 7 on Sunday.

He’s shown in the past an ability to step up in key situations. He’s averaged a point-per-game in these playoffs, with eight points in the last three games. In 92 post-season games with Chicago since 2008-09, he’s recorded 89 points. His overtime goal against the Philadelphia Flyers in 2010 earned the Blackhawks their first Stanley Cup victory since 1961.

When the game is on the line, Kane has shown an ability to thrive.

“He doesn’t say too much, but he wants to take charge and do it on the ice,” said Chicago’s head coach Joel Quenneville, as per the L.A. Times. “His actions on the ice in the last two games speak very loudly about the kind of competitor he is and what kind of player he is. He made us a couple plays in that third period that are moving us forward.

“Bigger the stage, he likes that challenge. Special player he can get it done as good as anyone in the game.”

  1. steelcity333 - May 31, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    This series reminds me a lot of the Capitals-Penguins series from 2009. Back and forth series between two really good teams. I hope Game 7 doesn’t end in a blowout like that one did (even though I loved that ending).

    • capsnbohs23 - May 31, 2014 at 7:45 PM

      It still hurts man, it still hurts. Nothing will beat that double hatty game though

  2. capsnbohs23 - May 31, 2014 at 7:46 PM

    Kane has come a long way since his taxi incident. No one is more exciting to watch than Showtime. No dog in this fight but i hope whoever wins beats NY

  3. slysipops - May 31, 2014 at 7:48 PM

    again Patrick , i apologize for my constructive criticism before game @ 5 . you go get ‘em kid ! GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO …BLACKHAWKS !

  4. martysbetter - May 31, 2014 at 8:33 PM

    SHOWTIME!!!!!!

  5. areaman714 - May 31, 2014 at 9:44 PM

    There is only one showtime, folks . . . That would be coined by Chick Hearn for Magic’ Lakers. This, from a Celtics fan.

  6. blomfeld - Jun 1, 2014 at 12:04 AM

    Dear Lord …

    May it be tomorrow night that ‘justice’ is finally brought to the human ‘punk’ known as Kane and may his ‘mindless’ supporters find themselves awash in a sea of ‘retrospective’ tears … amen.

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

    • slysipops - Jun 1, 2014 at 1:45 PM

      BLOMFELDS thoughts ….if the KINGS lose ?……..

      • slysipops - Jun 1, 2014 at 1:50 PM

        OR MAYBE THIS ?…….

      • slysipops - Jun 1, 2014 at 2:03 PM

        maybe this ?? …………

  7. hockeyornothing - Jun 1, 2014 at 12:16 AM

    I’m afraid for you Blomfeld when the Hawks win. Please promise you’ll seek medical attention tomorrow evening. We’d all hate to not read your superfluous posts – they’re so entertaining.

    • slysipops - Jun 1, 2014 at 2:07 PM

      yeah for sure ! we’d really hate for him to turn to something dangerous ! ……..

  8. papajack1259 - Jun 1, 2014 at 8:39 AM

    He, Mr Kane is what a hockey player should model himself after, he falls he gets up, he does not whine, he plays hard and smart, he does not flop, he simply scores when need be no missed open nets, no post clang he scores he should be in the conversation for best player and Cindy should sit down and watch with Ovechkan, Malkin and Subban, & Krejchi as wellE to learn what it means to SHOW UP

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