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The Blackhawks traveled to Calgary tonight to take on the flames, looking to extend their winning streak to 4 games. A few other streaks were on the line for Hawks players tonight, as Patrick Kane was looking to extend his point streak to 15 games, while Artemi Panarin was looking to push his to 7. Kane got his, late in the first period as he received a secondary assist on an Artem Anisimov power play goal. Brent Seabrook got the primary assist on that. That was the only goal the Hawks managed to get by Ramo, as the Calgary goalie managed to stop 18 of the 19 Hawks shots on goal. The Hawks offense, which had looked good during the 3 game winning streak, started slow to begin the first and stayed that way throughout the game, besides a strong shift from the PAK line mid-way through the second.

Scott Darling looked magnificent tonight, only allowing two goals in 37 attempts tonight, including an incredible pad save mid-way through the third period on a shot from point blank range by Sean Monahan. Monahan got one by Darling late in the first period, a goal that was reviewed by Coach Q who felt Darling was interfered with when a Calgary player knocked his stick out of his hand. That wasn’t the only coaches challenge of the period, as 2 minutes later Anisimov’s goal was reviewed because Bob Hartley felt he had bumped Ramo inside the crease, but upon further review the goal stood. Johnny Gaudreau scored Calgary’s other goal 1:38 into the OT period, swiping a rebound away from defensivemen Brent Seabrook and putting it past Darling.

Worth Noting

With his assist tonight, Kane improved his point streak to 15 games, a span that has seen 10 goals and 15 assists. The 15 game streak is a career high for Kane, and puts him 6 games behind the Blackhawks leader in consecutive games with a point Bobby Hull,  who did it in 1971-1972. The assist also gave Kane his 31st point on the season, which leads the NHL. Kane has more games with 3+ points (3) than he has games where he has scored 0 points (2).

Whats next?

After splitting the first two games of the Circus Trip, the Blackhawks (11-7-2) will travel to Vancouver to take on the Canucks (7-7-6) Saturday night at 9:00 on WGN. The last time these two teams met up, the Blackhawks won 3-1 at the United Center in a game that saw the Hawks clinch a playoff berth on April 2nd, 2015.

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