Talent, Karma Combine To Spark Kane's Hot Start
The train of thought that followed just might make some sense, however.
It was, after all, a few days after the Chicago Blackhawks made the 5-foot-10, 163-pound Kane the first pick overall in the 2007 Entry Draft that he was asked to throw out the first pitch at Wrigley Field ... in a Cubs-Colorado Rockies game. After that pitch, the Cubs and Rockies both caught fire and made great runs to the playoffs -- and the Rockies just happen to be in the World Series right now.
So maybe that first goal by Kane in a Chicago-Denver rematch Oct. 13 might bring Kane a little luck as well.
Kane had two assists to go along with his first NHL goal (not counting a shootout goal earlier in the season that led to a Blackhawks’ victory against Detroit), and, one night later, followed that with two assists in a 6-4 triumph at Toronto. Three nights after that, he added two more goals and two more assists against Columbus.