The Blackhawks couldn’t convert on home ice and now face a 2-1 series deficit.
Chicago has maintained the same formula for success under coach Joel Quenneville.
Kane has nine game-winning goals in the playoffs for the Blackhawks.
“It was a goalie win,” Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said.
Patrick Kane scored in the first period for Chicago, and Corey Crawford and the Blackhawks made the superstar’s goal stand up for a 1-0 win over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday.
The Blackhawks are playing their best hockey, though still striving for better.
No. 101 went like so many of the first 100 playoff games for Patrick Kane. A perfect shot at a key moment, another big play at the very end, and a victory for the Chicago Blackhawks.
The Blackhawks were wildly inconsistent but still prevailed over the Predators.
This Blackhawks regime hasn’t let money affect goalie decisions before.
Kane missed the final 21 regular-season games with a broken left clavicle.
Kane “could” return for Chicago’s playoff opener at Nashville on Wednesday.
Kane has been out since breaking his left collarbone on Feb. 24 but is nearing a return.
It’s another step for Kane in his return from a broken left collarbone.
Kane is still unsure of a return date.
Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville wouldn’t dismiss the potential of an early return for Kane.
Kane is still expected to be out until mid-May or later with his broken clavicle.
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Over the past two seasons, the Blackhawks have been shut out six times in 18 games without Kane.
The Blackhawks’ winger had surgery on Wednesday to repair a broken left clavicle.
Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman has pressure on him to make a move.