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Date: November 27, 2013
Results: Chicago 3, Calgary 2
Patrick Kane Stats: Two goals, including game-winner.
Analysis: Patrick Kane got off to a sensational start this season, as he was competing with Sidney Crosby for the NHL scoring lead well into December.
He put his skills on display in a game at Calgary in late November. The hosts came out with their best effort and had a 2-0 lead midway through the third period. However, Kane got the Blackhawks on the board with a hard wrist shot that deflected off the stick of Flames defenseman Kris Russell and got past goalie Reto Berra.
While that goal was a bit on the lucky side, it turned the momentum in the game around, and the Blackhawks took the game to Calgary. Patrick Sharp tied the game shortly thereafter.
Chicago continued to pressure Calgary and it paid off when Kane scored the winner with 18 seconds left in the game. He gathered in a Niklas Hjalmarsson shot while stationed at the side of the net and calmly fired a backhander past Berra for a game-winner.
Kane's skill at being able to score on a sharp backhander and his ability to remain calm at the most crucial moment made this performance notable.