Team takes 7-2 victory over rival Detroit Red Wings
The Chicago Blackhawks dominated the Detroit Red Wings 7-2 on their home floor, on Sunday, February 28, at the United Center.
During the team’s victory on Sunday, Blackhawks legend Patrick Kane scored his 11th goal of the season and became the 100th player in NHL history to score 400 career goals. After scoring the 400th goal of his NHL career, Kane was congratulated by former Blackhawks player Steve Larmer (who also finished with 406 goals for his career).
Kane’s goal came in the third period at the 9:10 mark of the team’s 7-2 victory at the UC.
“Patrick Kane, Steve Larmer here from [Ontario],” said Larmer on video via Blackhawks Talk. “I just wanted to congratulate you on scoring your 400th NHL goal. Keep it going, my friend.”
According to SB Nation, Kane has one of the NHL’s most decorated careers since entering the league back in 2007.
The group said Kane won three Stanley Cups, was named a four-time all-star, and earned the 2007-2008 Calder Trophy as the league’s top rookie. Kane was also the Conn Smythe Trophy winner and MVP for the 2013 playoffs.
Kane earned a trio of awards during his 106-point (46 G, 60 A) season back in 2015-16. He was named the Hart Trophy winner (as league MVP), the Art Ross Trophy winner (as league top point scorer) and won the Ted Lindsay Award for the NHLPA’s most outstanding player.
Final Score: Blackhawks 7, Red Wings 2.
With the victory, the Blackhawks remain in third place in the NHL Central Division and are now 12-7-4 on the season.
Chicago Crusader Players of the Game:
Patrick Kane, Blackhawks, scored the 400th goal of his NHL career and his 11th goal of the season.
Goalie Kevin Lankinen, Blackhawks, surrendered 2 goals and earned 44 saves in the victory.
Joseph Phillips is the Sports Editor for the Chicago Crusader Newspaper. He is a Chicago native, who has been a sports writer for over 17 years. He also hosts the SC Media News and Sports Network Q&A radio show on WHPK 88.5 FM Chicago. He can be reached at [email protected].
Joseph Phillips is the Sports Editor for the Chicago Crusader Newspaper. He is a Chicago native, who has been a sports writer for over 17 years. He also hosts the SC Media News and Sports Network Q&A radio show on WHPK 88.5 FM Chicago.