DALLAS – Patrick Kane figured he’d review his spin-o-rama goal in the privacy of his own room once the Blackhawks got to Denver early Sunday morning. Otherwise, he’d never hear the end of it.
“It’ll probably be the first thing I do when I get into Colorado, I’m not going to lie to you,” Kane said to laughs after the Blackhawks’ 8-1 drubbing of the Dallas Stars on Saturday night. “Unless someone calls it up on their phone. I can’t do that; I’ll be dead in the water.”
As much ribbing as Kane was likely to take if he re-watched that goal among his peers, he gets that much admiration as well. The right wing already had a highlight reel full of passes, moves and goals, and he just added to it on Saturday.
“I knew the score was up there, so I thought I’d have a little fun with it,” said Kane, who scored the Blackhawks’ final goal of the night. “It would’ve been nicer if it was a big goal or something.”
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No, it didn’t factor into the final decision. But it was nevertheless Kane’s 15th goal of the season and another example of how dazzling he can be with the puck, be it scoring or dishing. Kane also had a nifty pass to Marian Hossa for Hossa’s first goal of the night. Teammates continue to be impressed, including those who didn’t realize what Kane could do when they first joined the Blackhawks.
“First thing when I got here, I was out there and I didn’t really give (Kane) the puck. Some of the guys kept saying, ‘Hey, when he’s out there, give him the puck,’” defenseman Nick Leddy said with a smile. “You see the magical things he can do with the puck. He’s amazing.”
Kane’s on-ice repertoire continues to grow. Yeah, he probably watched that goal a few times when he got into Denver in the wee Sunday-morning hours. Why not? So many others did.
“I see that all the time in practice,” Hossa said of Kane’s goal. “To do it in a game and just shelf it like that, it’s just pure skill.”