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Talent, Karma Combine To Spark Kane's Hot Start

by Larry Wigge / Chicago Blackhawks
Someone from Denver made the suggestion that maybe Patrick Kane’s first NHL goal -- coming against the Colorado Avalanche on Oct. 13 -- might be one of those Friday the 13th lucky omens for the kid from Buffalo.

The train of thought that followed just might make some sense, however.

It was, after all, a few days after the Chicago Blackhawks made the 5-foot-10, 163-pound Kane the first pick overall in the 2007 Entry Draft that he was asked to throw out the first pitch at Wrigley Field ... in a Cubs-Colorado Rockies game. After that pitch, the Cubs and Rockies both caught fire and made great runs to the playoffs -- and the Rockies just happen to be in the World Series right now.

So maybe that first goal by Kane in a Chicago-Denver rematch Oct. 13 might bring Kane a little luck as well.


Kane had two assists to go along with his first NHL goal (not counting a shootout goal earlier in the season that led to a Blackhawks’ victory against Detroit), and, one night later, followed that with two assists in a 6-4 triumph at Toronto. Three nights after that, he added two more goals and two more assists against Columbus.

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