The Anaheim Ducks were hosting the Chicago Blackhawks which is a must win for the Hawks. The Blackhawks were coming off a weekend that consisted of them dropping two games that were must win. Corey Crawford was reinstated for the Blackhawks and was in the net to take on the Ducks. The Blackhawks didn’t play their best game, but Patrick Kane was able to bail them out like usual.
The first period ended with the same score as it started with 0-0, but the Blackhawks were given a great opportunity in the start of the second period. Rickard Rakell of the Ducks was given a game misconduct for boarding Drake Caggiula. The Hawks took advantage when DeBrincat scored within 14 seconds of the power play. The Hawk looked like they were going to be able to capitalize on multiple scores but instead the Ducks got a shorthanded goal of their own thanks to an unfortunate bounce. Both the Blackhawks and Ducks would score one more time a piece to end the second period 2-2.
The third period would be a battle between both teams when they were tied at 3-3. When the game looked like it was most likely going into overtime we saw my vote for MVP Patrick Kane secure two points for the Blackhawks. Brandon Saad was able to feed Kane, who was able to take a beautiful shot that got past Ryan Miller with 16.1 seconds left in regulation. This was a must win for the Blackhawks.
DeBrincat had 2 goals that put him in the Blackhawks history books. DeBrincant has 36 goals on the season and has become the fourth player in Blackhawks history with 35 plus goals in one season being 21 or younger. He joins Roenick that did it in 90-91 and 91-92, Hull in 59-60, and Larmer in 82-83.
Patrick Kane also put himself in the Blackhawks history books. He is the seventh Blackahwk to post multiple 40-goal season. He joins Bobby Hull, Steve Larmer, Jermey Roenick, Al Secord, Denis Savard, and Tony Amonte. Patrick Kane is having a Hart Trophy type of season, and the last time he won this award he ended the season with 46 goals which he is on pace to beat this season.