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Chicago Blackhawks do a huge favor for Patrick Kane

Published April 1, 2024 at 8:25
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The Chicago Blackhawks did Patrick Kane a solid, despite he and the Red Wings trouncing the Blackhawks. The Blackhawks have seen the Red Wings twice this season, with a combined loss total of 8-3, including a brutal 5-1 loss at Little Ceasars Arena.

Kane left Blackhawks fans with the memory of an overtime winner against his old team on February 25th, in the United Center as well. Showtime isn't done yet!

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And neither are his playoff aspirations, as it seemed the Red Wings were destined for the post-season, given the electric line of Dylan Larkin, Patrick Kane, and Alex DeBrincat.


However, that wasn't the case this month, as they are 3-5-2 in the last ten games and have suffered a brutal loss against the Florida Panthers in a shootout. This included a four-game losing streak, bringing them to a brutal 3-9-2 record in March.

The Red Wings are 36-30-8 for fifth in the Atlantic Division this season and are two points behind the Philadelphia Flyers in the Eastern Conference vying for a Wild Card spot. For the Wings to secure a trip to the post-season, they need to play their best hockey.

However, the Blackhawks did the Wings a favor by demolishing the Flyers 5-1 on Saturday night. This gave the Flyers their fourth straight loss and gifted the Red Wings, some wings to stay in the hunt.

The Wings however cannot rely upon the Hawk's largesse forever, as they need to secure the next 8 wins and justify the octopus throwing going on, a reminder of the Wings teams in the 50s who won 8 to secure a Stanley Cup in that time period.


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