Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane enjoys LeBron-like attention
Chicago, IL, United States (4E Sports) – Patrick Kane is enjoying the extra attention brought by Chicago Blackhawks’ points streak.
They are on a 28-game points streak dating to last season, tied with the 1977-78 Montreal Canadiens for the second-longest points streak. They are also just seven games behind the 1979-80 Philadelphia Flyers, who went 35 consecutive games with a point.
Kane particularly enjoyed an ESPN debate whether the Blackhawks’ points streak or the Heat’s 15-game winning streak is more impressive.
He admits being a fan of the Heat’s LeBron James ever since the latter’s been criticized heavily.
“He’s come back to prove all of his critics wrong. It’s cool to be compared to those guys,” Kane said of James.
Kane is the Blackhawks’ counterpart of Lebron James. He is producing MVP numbers with 12 goals, tied for third in the league behind Steven Stamkos and John Tavares, plus 15 assists, putting him in a tie for seventh in the league with 27 points. He also has a +11 rating and five power plays.
The Hawks relied on Kane’s heroics in their win over Detroit Red Wings 2-1 to stretch their record-setting season-starting points streak to 22 games. Kane made a clutch tying power-play goal with 2:02 remaining in regulation and a tally in a shootout to secure the win.
Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said he’s noticed the media growth in the recent weeks having been surrounded by about 25 media members and a row of television cameras Tuesday.
“It’s maybe multiplied by two, but it’s been a fun start to our season,” Quenneville said.