Patrick Kane Reaches Postseason Milestone
When the final horn sounded on Sunday night, Blackhawks superstar forward Patrick Kane had scored two of Chicago’s four goals in a solid home victory. The first goal of the night was significant for the Hawks sniper.
Kane became only the fifth player in the long, storied history of the Chicago Blackhawks franchise to reach 100 career postseason points in the Indian head sweater. With his second goal, Kane has 101 points in 101 playoff games.
The organization’s all-time leaders in postseason points are:
- Stan Mikita – 150 (59 goals, 91 assists) in 155 games
- Denis Savard – 145 (61 goals, 84 assists) in 131 games
- Bobby Hull – 129 (62 goals, 67 assists) in 116 games
- Steve Larmer – 111 (45 goals, 66 assists) in 107 games
- Patrick Kane – 101 (42 goals, 59 assists) in 101 games
- Jonathan Toews – 90 points (33 goals, 47 assists) in 101 games
Hawks forward Marian Hossa currently ranks second among all active NHL players with 134 points (45 goals, 89 assists) in 170 career postseason contests. Jaromir Jagr (199 points in 202 games) is the active leader.
9 thoughts on “Patrick Kane Reaches Postseason Milestone”
Kane’s maturity into a complete player makes him so dangerous. I expect him to build on that PPG ratio as his career continues.
We’re blessed to have 88-best skilled combination of hands and feet in the World
And to think, some wanted to trade him. Haven’t we all wanted to slab a cabbie at some point?
Kaner likely goes up to #1 on that above list by the time his next contract is up.
As he came across the blue line with an open look toward the net, I turned to my wife and said “that’s not the guy you want to see there if you’re Dubnyk.” Boom, goal. Showtime baby. He is just deadly with a clean look. So glad he recovered quickly.
Kane was the league MVP this year. His injury and return in the playoffs only proves it.
While there are certainly other great players in the league, Kane is its most unique player and the most dangerous playoff performer since Yzerman (His playoff stats were: 196 GP: 70 goals, 115 assists for 185 points). For both of these guys stats only tell part of the story – it’s when they deliver in the clutch that counts.
What is so special for the Hawks is that Toews is probably the 2nd best playoff performer in the last 7 years
It wasn’t too long ago that Kane showed his immaturity all too often, both on and off the ice. We’ll never know how close the Hawks organization came to doing what Boston did with their enigmatic young star when they traded him to Dallas, but thankfully they had patience with him and have been rewarded for it. Kane always struck me as a good guy that just let the trappings of his success get the better of him. There’s ample evidence that he had a solid upbringing in a solid family atmosphere so it wasn’t a matter of him having demons – it was just plain and simple immaturity. I don’t know if there was one moment when he turned things around but it showed a lot that he took his mom with him to Switzerland during the lockout of 2012/13 – it showed his first priority was hockey and not having a good time.
Way to go Kaner.
Best Hawk in my humble opinion. Last night was a good example of why Q puts him out there with an empty net. That ENG was probably more impressive than the way he finished on his partial break away.
Except Kane roomed with Seguin when they played for EHC Biel. So idk. I think the moment it clicked was when Stan had a sit down with him after the Madison pictures of him passed out at the bar was the turning point. Stan and Patrick have a special bond. Patrick lived with Stan his rookie year when Stan was diagnosed with cancer. Patrick wanted to stay with them. When Stan had that sit down it was more than a Gm player conversation, I’d assume, without being there only 2 people really know.
Swiss Chalet girls.