Patrick Kane Beats Blues In Double Overtime, Keeps Blackhawks Alive

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Patrick Kane sure picked a good time to notch his first goal of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

The Chicago Blackhawks winger lit the lamp at the 3:07 mark of double overtime Thursday night to give Chicago a 4-3 win over the St. Louis Blues in Game 5 of their first-round series.

Kane received a pass in the high slot, stickhandled around several Blues defenders, fired a shot on goalie Brian Elliott and then buried his own rebound on a wraparound to save the Blackhawks from elimination. Chicago now trails the best-of-seven series 3-2 heading into Game 6 on Saturday.

The goal was Kane’s fifth postseason overtime winner.

“I’ve played in a lot of overtimes with this team,” he told reporters after the game, via NHL.com. “Had some long stretches here in playoff runs, so when you get those opportunities sometimes you come up big, sometimes you get lucky too. I think in the past with our team it seems like it’s kind of like the next guy up, it’s someone else’s turn.

“You can probably say the same for this series. Maybe it was my turn to step up tonight and do something there in overtime, which I’ve been waiting a lot longer than I should. It’s a good feeling, keeps us alive, go back home now and it’s going to be exciting playing a Game 6 in our building.”

Kane also assisted on Artemi Panarin’s first-period goal, which came with 0.4 seconds remaining on the clock.

Thumbnail photo via Billy Hurst/USA TODAY Sports Images

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