Detroit at Chicago

Top pick Kane converts winning shootout goal for Blackhawks wire reports

CHICAGO -- Patrick Kane beat one of his boyhood heroes on Saturday to lift the Chicago Blackhawks to their first victory of the season.

Kane scored the only goal in the shootout off Dominik Hasek, giving the Blackhawks a 4-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings after they trailed 3-1 entering the third period.

Kane, the first overall pick in this year's NHL draft, beat Hasek with a backhand shot on the glove side. Kane got his first career point with an assist in regulation.

The 18-year-old Kane, who grew up in Buffalo, N.Y., grew up idolizing Hasek.

"The next thing you know I'm going down against him in a shootout," Kane said. "Time flies by, but it's unbelievable I scored my first goal -- and it's not really a goal -- on Dominik Hasek, the guy I used to grow up watching."

Not bad for his second NHL game.

"It's been a whirlwind couple of months," Kane said. "It was a great night for me and I had fun out there, too."

Chicago coach Denis Savard had no reservations about sending out Kane as the Blackhawks' first skater in the shootout.

"He's a special kid," Savard said. "He's a kid who thrives under pressure and he wants to be the guy."

Hasek graciously gave Kane credit.

"What can I say, he was better than me today," Hasek said. "He made a nice shot to the backhand.

"I was expecting a (different) shot and was closing the five-hole and he made the backhand shot," Hasek added. "Still, it's disappointing to lose when you're up 3-1 in the third period."

Robert Lang, signed as a free agent during the offseason, scored his first goal for Chicago with 3:40 left in the third to tie the game and set up overtime. Lang beat Hasek with a high shot from the right circle.

Tuomo Ruutu and James Wisniewski also scored in regulation for the Blackhawks.

Detroit defensemen Brian Rafalski and Nicklas Lidstrom each had a goal and an assist. Tomas Holmstrom also scored for the Red Wings, 18-1-4 in their last 23 games against Chicago. Detroit's Henrik Zetterberg assisted on all three Detroit goals in regulation, twice by winning faceoffs in the Blackhawks zone.

"We got away from our game a little in the third period, but they were playing some desperate hockey," Lidstrom said.

Rafalski's goal was his first with the Red Wings after signed a five-year deal as a free agent in July.

Hasek finished with 24 saves. Chicago's Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 23 shots.

Detroit's Johan Franzen had to be helped from the ice at 6:58 of the second period after colliding with Ruutu and suffering a right knee injury. Team officials said Franzen will be examined on Sunday and is out day-to-day.

Rafalski's power-play goal opened the scoring goal at 5:37 of the first. He beat Khabibulin from the top of the left circle.

Lidstrom made it 2-0 during a 4-on-4 1:39 into the second. He fired in a shot through traffic from the left point from a faceoff in the Chicago zone.

Ruutu cut it to 2-1 at 9:43 of the period, jamming a shot past Hasek from the edge of the crease after taking a feed from Magnus Johansson.

Holmstrom's power-play tip-in at 10:55 of the second made it 3-1. He deflected Rafalski's shot from the left point following a faceoff.

Wisniewski's short-handed goal at 3:41 of the third cut it to 3-2. He swept a shot just inside the left post after taking a cross-ice pass from Kevyn Adams.

With 11 seconds left in overtime, Hasek made point-blank save on Chicago's Patrick Sharp.


  • A brief pregame tribute to former Blackhawks president William W. Wirtz, who died on Sept. 27, was booed by many of the 18,768 in attendance. During the ceremony, Blackhawks general manager Dale Tallon saluted Wirtz as "one of the last true sportsmen of our time" from a podium at center ice, while Chicago players circled the team's Indian Head logo.
  • Chicago RW Martin Havlat missed the game after suffering a right shoulder injury in the team's opener at Minnesota on Thursday and is out indefinitely. Havlat's shoulder, which has previously has been surgically repaired, will be re-examined later this week before treatment is determined.
  • Blackhawks rookie C Jonathan Toews missed his second game with a broken finger, but is expected to play this week. Chicago D Andrei Zyuzin missed his second game with a groin injury, but is expected to play Wednesday.
  • Detroit D Chris Chelios, 45, played in his 1,549th game, tying him for eighth in all-time games-played with former Wings icon Alex Delvecchio.
  • Red Wings C Kyle Quincey missed his second game with a broken left hand and will be out 2-3 weeks.
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First pick overall Patrick Kane is pumped up after scoring on veteran goalie Dominik Hasek. (AP)
First pick overall Patrick Kane is pumped up after scoring on veteran goalie Dominik Hasek. (AP)
Detroit (1-0-1)1200 3
Chicago  (1-1-0) «0121 4
Three Stars
P. Kane

Goals: 0
Assist(s): 1
H. Zetterberg

Goals: 0
Assist(s): 1
J. Wisniewski

Goals: 1
Assist(s): 0

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Scoring Summary
05:37Brian Rafalski (1), Slap Shot. Assist: Nicklas Lidstrom
01:32Nicklas Lidstrom (1), Slap Shot. Assist: Mikael Samuelsson, Henrik Zetterberg
09:43Tuomo Ruutu (1), Slap Shot. Assist: Magnus Johansson, Patrick Kane
10:56Tomas Holmstrom (2), Slap Shot. Assist: Brian Rafalski
03:02James Wisniewski (1), Slap Shot. Assist: Kevyn Adams
16:18Robert Lang (1), Slap Shot, Unassisted.
PatrickKane (1), GOAL
Penalty Summary
01:48Draper, 2 min, Hooking
05:06Sharp, 2 min, Roughing
05:10Drake, 5 min, Fighting
05:10Wisniewski, 5 min, Fighting
08:56Vandermeer, 2 min, Interference
13:16Zetterberg, 2 min, Hooking
18:37Koci, 2 min, Hooking
01:13Draper, 2 min, Holding the stick
01:34Williams, 2 min, Hooking
10:50Wisniewski, 2 min, Tripping
19:31Samsonov, 2 min, Holding
02:22Kane, 2 min, Holding
Dominik Hasek 64:5824321
Nikolai Khabibulin 65:0023330
Game Information
Attendance - 18768
Referees - Dan Marouelli, Chris Rooney
Linesmen - Brad Kovachik, Thor Nelson
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Ott 2
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Pho 1
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Nash 5
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Min 3
StL 5 Final
LA 3
NJ 4 Final
Fla 1
Phi 3 Final
Edm 5
Mon 3 Final
Tor 4
Atl 2 Final
TB 5
Ana 4 Final
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