Blackhawks In Haiku: Patrick Kane Scores His First Goal For The Oilers

Blackhawks In Haiku: Patrick Kane Scores His First Goal For The Oilers
Tribune Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo

Delayed penalty
Kane puts it in open net
Wrong end of the ice

Edmonton got a little help on Sunday night when Patrick Kane accidentally put the puck in the Blackhawks’ own goal after Antii Raanta left the net during a delayed penalty. Here’s how the strangest goal of the season was described by Mark Lazerus of the Sun Times:

Patrick Kane, standing below his own goal line on a power play, wheeled the puck around the boards to a point man that wasn’t there, and then could only watch helplessly as the puck skittered all the way down the ice toward the Blackhawks’ empty net, vacated earlier by Antti Raanta for an extra attacker on a delayed penalty call. Kane leaned to his left, trying to coax the insolent puck wide with a little body English. Then he leaned harder. Then he smacked himself on the forehead when he realized what was about to happen.

And here’s the video:

Birthday boy Hossa
Twenty-nine seconds later
Puts puck in right net

The delayed penalty gave the Blackhawks a 2-man advantage for almost a minute. It took Marian Hossa only about half that time to score a goal on his birthday to regain the lead for the home team. Later goals by Toews and Seabrook gave the good guys a 5-3 victory to snap a 3-game losing streak and sweep the season series with Edmonton.


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