On Monday, the NHL named their three stars for the month of December: Vancouver’s Henrik Sedin, Phoenix’s Ilya Bryzgalov, and the Blackhawks’ Patrik Kane.
In December Kane had 20 points (8 goals, 12 assists), as the Hawks went 11-4-0 int he month. Kane, 21, had points in 13 of 15 games, including a two six-game streaks. He notched the game-winning goal in victories over the Detroit Red Wings (Dec. 23) and Nashville Predators (Dec. 26 and 27), becoming the first Blackhawks player with game-winners in three consecutive games since Murray Craven from Dec. 26-29, 1995.
Kane has scored in eight consecutive games, in 14 of his past 15 and 26 of his past 30.