Flashback #89: Kane’s Round 1 Playoff Goal (2010)
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April 24, 2010 – Patrick Kane’s goal vs. Nashville in Round 1
The Blackhawks were less than 14 seconds away from going down 3-2 in the first round of the 2010 NHL playoffs.
The ‘Hawks trailed the Predators 4-3 in Game 5 when Patrick Kane provided Blackhawks fans with one of the lasting images of the 2010 Stanley Cup run.
Kane’s short-handed goal with 13.6 seconds left tied the game at 4-4, pushing the game to overtime where the Hawks would win on Marian Hossa’s sudden-death goal.
As the final seconds ran down, Nashville was protecting its lead late on the major power play created by Hossa’s penalty. That’s when Kane backhanded in a rebound off a shot from teammate Jonathan Toews to tie the game with his third goal of the series.
“Nothing tops it,” Kane said of the game-tying goal. “Thirteen seconds left to tie and keep us in the series, probably. Going to Nashville down 3-2, that would be a tough game to win.”
With the win, the Blackhawks faced a Game 6 at Nashville. The team took down the Predators, 5-3, advancing to the second round of the Western Conference playoffs.
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