Another game, another power-play goal for Patrick Kane. The 25-year-old scored his ninth goal on the year with the extra man, and he’s on pace for 22 PPGs by the end of the season. That’s a remarkable pace, and mildly unbelievable—unless you witness him put away a chance like this.
Guys like Kane don’t need a whole lot of room to score, and this is a freakish display of skill from No. 88. It’s a simple little give and go play and Kane is able to make the most of the space that he has, both on the ice and up under the crossbar over Carter Hutton’s shoulder.
The Nashville Predators netminder really couldn’t have done much else on this play. He took away the bottom of the net, but Kane found a puck-sized amount of daylight up top and drilled it with a dazzling backhand.
He now has points in 10 consecutive games, with four goals and a whopping 12 assists in that time span. Kane has 20 goals on the year now, and trails only Alex Ovechkin, Alexander Steen and Corey Perry for the league lead. If he can maintain his current torrid scoring pace, Kane could very well end up with his first 100-point season as an NHL player.