Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick poses with his 400th NHL goal puck
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Long-time Blackhawks star and 2021 MVP candidate Patrick Kane netted his 400th career goal on Sunday at the United Center. Kane became the 100th NHL player, ninth American player, and fourth Chicago Blackhawk to score 400 goals.

Unfortunately for Kane, he was unable to share this big milestone with family in the building noting, “It would be nice to have my parents here, for sure. Amanda and my son. But that’s the way it is in this world right now”. The 32 year-old Buffalo native seems reluctant to stop his treacherous scoring pace and is already looking ahead to more career milestones:

“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.

Since reaching the 399 goal mark, it was obvious Kane was the first look for any Chicago player with the puck. At times it seemed as though plays were being forced in efforts to get the puck on 88’s stick. In the end however, it was all Kane. As soon as he broke away with DeBrincat on a two-on-one a bit over halfway through the third you knew he wasn’t passing. Kane’s 400th goal was in typical “showtime” fashion as he displayed his patience, precision and hands.

The Blackhawks are 7-3-0 in their last 10 and will need Kane to continue his MVP form as the Hawks face an uphill battle which includes seeing Tampa three times in the next week.