Detroit Red Wings star Patrick Kane scores OTGWG against his former team in his return
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Patrick Kane Scores Game-Winning Overtime Goal In His Return To Chicago

Published February 25, 2024 at 9:36 PM

It's a night to remember as Patrick made a triumphant return to Chicago on Sunday.

Kane Scores Game-Winning OT Goal In His Return To Chicago

It had to be him.

Patrick Kane reminded Chicago Blackhawks fans of the glory days, burying the overtime winner with a top-shelf breakaway goal in his first game at his old stomping grounds as a member of the Detroit Red Wings.

"Just a lot of emotions right now, scoring that goal, being back here, being on a different team," Kane said, according to The Athletic's Mark Lazerus. "Just tried to show the fans there at the end they'll always have my heart here."

Chicago fans warmly welcomed Kane with a lengthy standing ovation and a video tribute during the first period.

Kane reciprocated the gesture by taking another lap around the ice after his overtime goal.

Just so special," Kane said, per Lazerus. "You don't expect anything less from the Blackhawks with the tribute. I didn't know if I did enough laps or too many laps. The guys kept telling me to go for another one, go for another one. Some of them wanted to see four, I only did three."

In addition to his overtime heroics, the 35-year-old forward assisted on Alex DeBrincat's game-tying goal late in regulation. Kane ended the game with two points and four shots on goal, playing 18 minutes. He currently has 28 points in 27 games this season.

Kane spent the first 16 years of his illustrious career with the Blackhawks, where he became one of the franchise's all-time greats. He ranks second in team history with 1,225 points, third in goals with 449, and third in games played with 1,161. Kane played a pivotal role in Chicago's three Stanley Cup victories and earned numerous individual awards, including the Calder Trophy, Art Ross Trophy, Hart Trophy, and Conn Smythe Trophy.

During his tenure with the Blackhawks, Kane scored 67 regular-season game-winning goals and added 11 more in the playoffs.

Last year, Chicago traded Kane to the New York Rangers before he became an unrestricted free agent. He then signed a one-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings after undergoing offseason hip surgery.
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