It was a milestone night for star winger, Patrick Kane, as he notches his second career hat trick, and then some, to tally his 100th point this season. Kane has had an outstanding year so far, and with this accomplishment in hand, he becomes the first American born player since Doug Weight (’95-’96) to reach 100 points in a season. Not only that, but he now extends his point lead to twelve with only three games left in the regular season. If Kane can maintain that lead, he will be the first American born player to ever win the Art Ross Trophy, which is given to the player with the most points every season.

Kane was particularly proud of this feat. In the post-game interview he said, “It’s special. It’s a mark you kind of always dream of hitting. Especially this year, in front of the home crowd. I had my close friends and family here, so it’s special to do it in front of them.”

His line with Artemi Panarin and Artem Anisimov combined for a total of eleven points in today’s game vs Boston. Along with Kane’s three goals and assist, Panarin recorded a goal and three assists, while Anisimov scored a goal with two assists. This line has been consistently productive all year long, keeping the chance of another Stanley Cup win alive. If today’s game is any indication of what’s to come with this line in the next few games and into the playoffs, it will be extremely fun to watch for anyone rooting on Chicago.

And the milestones keep on coming. Not only did Kane break 100 points, but coach Joel Quenneville also received a rare honor as well. With this win today, Quenneville now has 800 career wins in the NHL. He is now only the second coach to reach 800, behind Blackhawk’s advisor and former NHL coach, Scotty Bowman, who recorded 1,244 wins. Although he might have a ways to go, Quenneville was proud of the accomplishment.

In a post-game interview, he said, “I’ve been fortunate to work with good teams, none better that the one right here. It’s been a fun situation and fun working here in Chicago and being a part of the organization. We’ve got a great group of guys.”

With the season coming to a close, here’s hoping that coach Quenneville and the team can keep the momentum going into what will surely be a tough playoff race.



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