Kane second fastest to 250 points
A lot of good things came out of Saturday's game in Vancouver.
Besides the continued dominance by the Hawks of the Canucks and them scoring seven goals a night after they gave up seven goals, Patrick Kane left his mark on the Blackhawk record books.
Patrick Kane is the second youngest player in Chicago Blackhawks history to get 250 career points, an accomplishment that took him 266 games. He got to 250 by scoring 84 goals and assisting on 168 others. Kane is second to only his former coach and hall of famer Denis Savard whose #18 hangs from the rafters at the UC.
In other teams news Saturday marked the three year anniversary of John McDonough becoming team president. In many peoples minds this was the real turning point for the Hawks which lead to them winning the Stanley Cup.
So congrats go out to both Kaner and McDonough as well as Niklas Hjalmarsson who finally got his first point of the season on an assist to Troy Brouwer.
In cry baby news: Vancouver Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault might be the biggest one of all. After the game he was complaining about the Hawks running up the score in a 7-1 game. The Cancucks score was the last goal of the game. He was complaining that Coach Q had put out his top power play line in the third period which eventually lead to a goal however it was not on the power play. The power play unit was not on the ice, it was actually just the top line of Toews-Kane-Stalberg and the defensive pairing of Keith and Boyton.
I'm really looking forward to the next game with Vancouver which is December 3rd at the UC. The Hawks next take on San Jose on Black Wednesday same as they did last season, I think we all remember that as Marian Hossa's first game in a Hawks uniform (2 goals). This year it might give the Hawks and their fans their first look at former goaltender Antti Niemi since game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals, it should be interesting.