Your big players are supposed to step up when the lights are shining their brightest. That is exactly what the Chicago Blackhawks‘ star player, Patrick Kane, did on Wednesday night. Kane scored two goals, including the overtime winner, to even the Blackhawks series against the St. Louis Blues at two games apiece.
Kane is known for having a flair for the dramatics and he sure proved that again on Wednesday. His silky overtime goal was something we have come to expect from him. He just always finds a way to score big goals in big games. For example, you have his game winner last postseason to eliminate the Los Angeles Kings. But the one we all remember is his goal to win the Stanley Cup back in 2011 against the Philadelphia Flyers.
This has been a thrilling series between the two rivals. It has had a little bit of everything, from nasty hits to timely goals, it has truly been a joy to watch. It also is a shame that one of these teams has to go home in the first round of the playoffs. That is one of the negatives of the new playoff format.
Kane and company have found a way to hold serve at home and tie up this series. Without a key player like Brent Seabrook, and having other stars like Marian Hossa and Patrick Sharp struggle, Kane stepped up tonight. He will need to keep his heroics up for the Blackhawks to continue their good play and win this series against the Blues.