The Friday Five: Kane's Postseason Productivity
Each week, the Blackhawks Blog will give you five stats you need to know about the Blackhawks this season.
1. With two assists in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinal, Patrick Kane has 16 points (4G, 12A) in his last 12 Stanley Cup Playoff games, beginning with Game 3 of the 2010 Stanley Cup Final against the Philadelphia Flyers.
In the 2010-11 playoff campaign, Kane registered 6 points (1G, 5A) in 7 games. During the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Kane tallied 10 goals and 18 assists in 22 games, racking up 28 points (just one point shy of teammate and Conn Smythe Trophy winner Jonathan Toews' 29 postseason points).
2. Patrick Sharp now ranks 19th in Blackhawks history with 183 career goals with the Blackhawks.
Sharp now sits just 14 goals behind WGN Radio AM-720 analyst Troy Murray (197). The forward led Chicago with 33 goals during the regular season and shared the Western Conference lead (ranking sixth overall in the NHL) with a career-best +28 plus/minus rating this season.
3. Brent Seabrook is one of only two NHL defensemen this year to record 150 hits, 150 blocked shots and 150 shots on goal.
The blueliner tallied 198 hits, 165 blocked shots and 156 shots in 78 regular-season tilts. The only other defenseman who reached that plateau is Dennis Seidenberg of the Boston Bruins.
4. This year, Corey Crawford became the first Blackhawks netminder to post back-to-back 30-win seasons since Ed Belfour (1993 and 1994).
The 27-year old netminder posted a 30-17-7 record, .903 save percentage and 2.72 goals-against-average in 57 regular-season appearances.
5. Patrick Kane was the only Blackhawks forward and one of only two players on the roster to appear in every regular-season tilt this season.
Kane ranked second on the club with 43 assists and third with 66 points (23G, 44A) in 82 games this year. Defenseman Nick Leddy was Kane's only teammate to play in all 82 regular-season games.