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Patrick Kane

Watch Patrick Kane score on a helpless Cory Schneider during Swiss shootout


The battle between the Blackhawks and Canucks continues to rage on. Instead of on NHL ice, this next slice of one of the league’s best rivalries occurs during a shootout in a Swiss National League game. The combatants? Chicago’s Patrick Kane and Vancouver’s eventual No. 1 goalie Cory Schneider.

Kane, suiting up for EHC Biel, got a chance to flex his deking muscles in such a way he had to have made Schneider, playing for Ambri-Piotta, fall asleep. Check out the video here courtesy of HockeyWebCaster on YouTube.

If only they could’ve polished it off with an Oom-pah band rendition of “Chelsea Dagger” for good measure. Schneider might want to toss a poke-check in for good measure the next time these two see each other in the skills competition. The “frozen like a statue” move doesn’t seem to work.

Duchene signs with Ambri-Piotta in Swiss league

Matt Duchene

Yesterday we told you about Matt Duchene’s final game with Frolunda in the Swedish Elite League and how he was headed to Switzerland. Today, he announced who he’ll be playing for.

Duchene, via Twitter, said he signed with Ambri-Piotta in the Swiss National League. In 19 games with Frolunda, he scored just four goals and added 10 assists. He also had a bit of a struggle dealing with both his teammates and the officials in Sweden.

In Switzerland, he’ll be joining Vancouver Canucks goalie Cory Schneider who recently joined Ambri-Piotta. Former Penguins forward Richard Park is also playing there but on a full-time basis.