Rollin' In The Rye

Patrick Kane dangles around Jeff Petry before scoring a pretty goal

 

Patrick Kane put his incredible stickhandling to good use during Sunday’s game against the Montreal Canadiens.

With the score tied at 2-2 and under 4 minutes left in the 2nd period, the Chicago Blackhawks were buzzing in the offensive zone looking to strike. Canadiens captain, Max Pacioretty, attempted to clear the puck out of the zone when Jonathan Toews, the Blackhawks captain, stole it and sent a pass to Kane.

Once Kane got control of the puck, he quickly skated into position before having to stickhandle around Jeff Petry, who was attempting to close the gap. With the open space, Kane was able to fire the puck past goalie, Al Montoya, while being pushed to the ground by Pacioretty. The goal ended up giving the Blackhawks the lead, and proved to be game-winning winning goal as they left with a 3-2 victory.

Kane, 27, is once again off to a great start to the season, and continues to be a threat each time he steps on the ice. As of November 14, the right winger has 6 goals, 12 assists, and 18 points in 16 games played. The NHL’s point leader from last seasons is entering the prime of his career, and will help keep the Blackhawks in contention for the Stalely Cup for years to come.

With the win, Chicago improved their record to 11-3-2, good enough for 1st in the Central Division. After an early 1st round exit at the hands of the St. Louis Blues last postseason, their solid start to the season indicates that this team is once again ready for redemption.

The Blackhawks will get the day off before heading up north to face the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. EST.


All stats for this article are from Hockey-Reference.com.

You can find Michael Mazzei on Twitter @MichaelMazzei3.

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