PLAYER OF THE GAME: Patrick Kane notched his second three-point game of the season with a game-winning goal and two assists.
STAT OF THE NIGHT: The trio of Dylan Strome (2G, 4A), Alex DeBrincat (2G, 2A) and Kane (1G, 2A) have combined for at least two points on six of the Blackhawks last eight non-empty net goals at the United Center.
UP NEXT: Chicago heads back on the road to face Pittsburgh on Saturday night before returning to the United Center on Sunday against Toronto (TICKETS).
The Blackhawks wasted no time finding the scoresheet with a fantastic individual effort from The Cat himself.
Following a quick breakout from Kane, Strome found DeBrincat crossing the Canucks blue line with speed. DeBrincat cut from his backhand to his forehand just inside the zone as Quinn Hughes knocked him off balance. With Cat-like reflexes, DeBrincat ripped a quick shot while falling and beat Jacob Markstrom over the right shoulder at 6:41 of the first.
Just before the end of the opening frame, Kane and Strome played the setup roles again as Andrew Shaw netted his third of the season on the power play. Kane started with the puck on the half wall and found Strome just below the goal line, who sent a one-touch pass to Shaw alone in the slot for the one-timer tally.