Patrick Kane picked up four points in Sunday’s matinee against the Boston Bruins, propelling him to the 100-point mark for the first time in his career.
Kane potted his 41st, 42nd, and 43rd goals of the season in Sunday’s 6-4 win. This is yet another example of Kane’s elevated scoring ability this season, as he has eclipsed the 40-goal mark for the first time in his illustrious career.
Kane has simply been one of the most impressive players in the NHL since being drafted first overall in 2007. This season has certainly been a magical one for Kaner. With Sunday’s hat trick, Kane joins Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin as the only players to reach the 100-point plateau over the last five seasons.
Just entering his prime, Kane has achieved just about everything in the sport: the rookie of the year award, three Stanley Cup’s in six years, five All-Star appearances, etc. Earlier this season, Kane’s 26-game point streak set two scoring streak records. He set the longest point streak record by an American-born player when he surpassed Phil Kessel and Eddie Olczyk, who had both put together 18-game point streaks. Kane also set a franchise record for the Blackhawks’ all-time individual point-streak record when he surpassed Bobby Hull’s previous record of 21 straight games with a point.
For putting together a season as brilliant as this one, Kane will likely receive yet another prestigious award to add to his packed trophy case: the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league’s most valuable player.
Joel Quenneville reaches 800 career wins
Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville picked up his 800th career win in Sunday’s game against the Boston Bruins. Coach Q joins Scotty Bowman as one of only two NHL coaches to win 800 career games. Quenneville is still 444 wins behind Bowman’s all-time record of 1244 wins. Bowman currently serves as the Blackhawks’ senior advisor of hockey operations. Quenneville has won three Stanley Cups in his coaching career, all with the Blackhawks.
Congratulations on the remarkable achievement, coach Quenneville!
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