The Friday Five: Leader of the Pack
Each week, the Blackhawks Blog will give you five stats you need to know about the Blackhawks this season.
1. The Blackhawks are 7-0-0 this year when Patrick Kane records more than one point.
Chicago earned a 6-2 win over Phoenix on Thursday with the help of Kane’s three-point performance. The win marked the 11th straight game that Chicago has earned a point to begin the 2012-13 season. The Blackhawks have scored a total of 31 goals when Kane records a multi-point game. Speaking of Kane’s multi-point games…
2. Kane’s seven multi-point outings in 11 games leads all NHL skaters.
Thursday night’s three-point effort (2G, 1A) was Kane’s first since Nov. 4, 2011, when he tallied three helpers against the Lightning in Tampa Bay. It also marked the first time in his career that he scored two power-play goals, tying his career-high for goals in a game. He now has points in five straight games (6G, 1A) and goals in four straight.
3. Kane is one of two active American-born skaters to register 250-plus assists in his first six seasons.
The Buffalo, N.Y., native and center Scott Gomez (NJD) are the only two active American skaters to hit that milestone. There are a total of 15 skaters to have recorded 250-plus assists in his first six seasons.
4. Kane paces all Western Conference forwards with 18 points (8G, 10A).
Kane sits in the runner-up spot on the league leaderboard for points scored, just three behind Buffalo’s Thomas Vanek. His point production on the road bests all other NHL skaters, racking up 17 points (8G, 9A) in nine contests away from the United Center.
5. Kane joins six other active skaters who have registered 130-plus goals and 250-plus assists by age 24 or younger.
No. 88 is one of 12 active NHLers to record 130-plus goals and 250-plus assists in his first six seasons.