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Patrick Kane's shootout winner (video)

Posted on: December 15, 2011 12:03 am
Edited on: December 15, 2011 12:04 am
By: Adam Gretz

The game of the night on Wednesday had to be in Minnesota as the Wild, owners of the top spot in the NHL standings, hosted the Chicago Blackhawks.

In the end, it was Chicago that came out on top thanks to a 4-3 win in a shootout, and while the game had plenty of interesting moments (example: this second period goal scored by the Wild after the linesmen curiously called off an icing play), it was Patrick Kane's game-winning goal in the tie-breaking skills competition that is making highlight reels across the league.

Try and keep track of how many times Kane deked goaltender Niklas Backstrom before finally slamming the puck into an empty net, after Backstrom was pretty much faked out of his pads.

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