Friday, January 15, 2016

Kane's Hat Trick Makes Blackhawks A Perfect 10 With 4-1 Victory Over Toronto

The Chicago Blackhawks played the 2nd half of a back-to-back, this time taking on the Toronto Maple Leafs.  Patrick Kane recorded, amazingly, his first career, regular-season hat trick, and added an assist to help the Hawks to a 4-1 win for their 10th win in a row.

The first period wasn't great for the Hawks, but no harm done.  Scott Darling, getting his first start in 9 games, stopped all 10 shots in the period as the Maple Leafs outshot the Hawks, 10-7 in the period.  The lone highlight was an overturned goal.  Andrew Shaw found the back of the net, but it was ruled that replay showed that Marian Hossa's foot was just offside.  The period would end scoreless.

In the second, Kane found a loose rebound in a scramble in front of the Maple Leaf net and slammed it past Toronto goalie, James Reimer, to give the Blackhawks a 1-0 lead.  The Maple Leafs were called for 4 penalties in the period.  Late in the period, the Hawks had a 5-on-3 for 1:53 thanks to a high sticking penalty that found the face of Kane.  It didn't take long for the Hawks to cash in as Kane was fed a pass from Artemi Panarin, and buried it to help the Blackhawks head into the 2nd intermission with a 2-0 lead.

The third period started where the 2nd left off.  This time it was Panarin on the receiving end of a pass Kane pass on the power play, and the Blackhawks had a comfortable 3-0 lead.  Roughly 3 1/2 minutes later, Morgan Rielly beat Darling with a wrist shot over his stick side shoulder to bring the Leafs to within 3-1.  In the end it was the Patrick Kane show as Teuvo Teravainen fed Kane for his 3rd goal of the night, ending the scoring.

Notable Mentions: Wins in Montreal (the night before) and Toronto tonight, was the first time the Blackhawks won back-to-back wins in those two cities since 1952.   Scott Darling played well, as he stopped 28 shots for his 5th win of the year.  With the win, the Blackhawks are now atop the Western Conference.

Three Stars Of The Game
1st - CHI - Patrick Kane - (3G 1A), +2, 4 shots
2nd - CHI - Artem Panarin - (1G 2A), +2, 2 shots
3rd - CHI - Brent Seabrook - 2A

Next Game: Sunday, January 17th, Home vs. St. Louis Blues, 6PM CT


No comments:

Post a Comment