Every moment that Patrick Kane holds the puck alone in close must feel like an eternity for an NHL goalie.
Craig Anderson felt that pain on Thursday, as Kane scored a power-play goal against him. With that, Kane extended his point streak to 21 games, tying Bobby Hull for the Chicago Blackhawks’ franchise record.
Via @EliasSports: @88PKane is 3rd player to record a point streak of 21+ games since 1997-98 (Crosby 25 GP, 2010-11; Heatley 22 GP, 2005-06)
You know what they say: “Revenge is best served via humiliating goals.”
OK, that’s not how the saying goes, but the Detroit Red Wings are currently making the Arizona Coyotes pay for injuring their players.
The most jarring sequence came late in the first period of Thursday’s game, as Niklas Kronwall and Gustav Nyquist scored goals 18 seconds apart. As you can see, the second one is a tally that will sting for Smith, as it came from just a bit beyond center ice.
Here’s the center-ice goal on its own if you’d prefer it that way:
Update: The Red Wings won convincingly by a score of 5-1.
Martin Hanzal’s boarding hit injures Teemu Pulkkinen
As mentioned on that Fox Sports telecast, Hanzal also delivered a check that left Nashville Predators pivot Mike Fisher injured. Do you believe that Hanzal should get any supplemental discipline for the hit on Pulkkinen?
Update:Drew Miller also appears to be injured after taking a hit to the head.
Wings announce Drew Miller not returning. Was woozy after crushing hit from Dahlbeck. So no Miller, Pulkkinen rest of game.
When a player makes huge gains like Mike Hoffman did during the 2014-15 season, it’s reasonable to wonder if he can keep it going.
It sure looks like the answer is an emphatic “Yes” for the Ottawa Senators winger.
It didn’t take him long to open up scoring against the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday, scoring the impressive sprawling goal you see in the video above. That’s already Hoffman’s 12th goal of this young season.