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Kane scores 400th NHL goal for Blackhawks

Forward gets one against Red Wings to become 100th player, eighth active to reach milestone

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Kane's 400th NHL goal

DET@CHI: Kane toe drags and scores his 400th NHL goal

Patrick Kane drives down the wing on a 2-on-1 rush, then skates to the slot and fires the puck into the net for his 400th career NHL goal

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Patrick Kane scored his 400th NHL goal for the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday.

The forward scored in the third period of a 7-2 victory against the Detroit Red Wings to become the 100th player to score 400 NHL goals.

"I think the biggest thing is once you start reaching these type of milestones, 400 goals and 1,000 games coming up, it leaves you wanting more," Kane said. "It's exciting to achieve them and nice to have these type of milestones. Probably means I've played a while, but I just think you want to keep getting better, keep trying to help the team as best you can. For me, that's getting the puck as much as possible, creating plays, and creating scoring chances. Just try to keep improving on that."

He has scored 11 goals in 23 games this season and is the eighth active NHL player to reach the milestone.

The 32-year-old ranks third since entering the NHL in 2007-08, behind Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals (615) and Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning (432).

Kane said it would have been nice to score No. 400 with fans at United Center.

"Would be nice to have my parents here, for sure. (Girlfriend) Amanda and my son (Patrick Kane III)," he said. "But that's the way it is in this world right now. I guess tonight it was just nice to enjoy it with my teammates, and they seemed pretty excited for me. Lot of support from them guys, so nice to share it with them and the coaches."

The No. 1 pick in the 2007 NHL Draft, Kane has played 996 games and is fourth in Blackhawks history in goals (400), third in assists (656) and fourth in points (1,056).

"Kaner's not that old, but a bunch [of the Blackhawks] had been watching him for a while when they were still kids, watching him be elite for a while," Chicago coach Jeremy Colliton said. "For them to be part of any big milestone is pretty special. They all know what he's meant to the organization and to the League, really.

"… We all knew the situation, so I think there were some guys yelling shoot from the bench when he's on the 2-on-1 there. It's not like the puck banked in on his leg either. It's a pretty special goal. Nice for him, for sure."

Kane has scored at least 30 goals five times and at least 21 goals in each of his first 13 NHL seasons.

He is the ninth United States-born player to score 400 NHL goals.

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