Every Monday, we highlight a monster performance that happened over the weekend as players compete for the coveted and prestigious “Weekend Warrior” award. This week, the award goes to Patrick Kane, who joins a star-studded lineup of past winners that includes the likes of Patrick Laine, David Pastrnak, and Nathan MacKinnon. Against the Habs, Kane pretty much single-handedly kept the Blackhawks in the game.
Kane’s 48 pass completions in the offensive zone is the most of any player in a single game all season, topping the previous mark of 43 set by Connor McDavid. Between all the passing, Kane still found time to generate nine scoring chances and Chicago’s only two goals.
Patrick Kane: 2 goals vs MTL. 9 shot attempts from the slot - only 5 players have had more in a game this season. Also, had puck on his stick for 2:28 in offensive zone last night, only 2 players with more in a game this season. Kane now leads NHL in Ozone possession. #Blackhawks pic.twitter.com/0UN0YcwwOJ
— The Point (@ThePointHockey) December 10, 2018
Kane’s efforts ultimately weren’t enough for Chicago to pull off the win, but he still delivered one of the most impressive individual performances of the season and took home the 6th weekly Weekend Warrior award. It should slot in nicely between his Hart and Art Ross trophies.
Current Weekend Warrior Award Tally:
Filip Forsberg (1)
Cam Fowler (1)
David Pastrnak (1)
Nathan MacKinnon (1)
Patrik Laine (1)
Patrick Kane (1)