By Mike Harrington
The Chicago Blackhawks won their series opener, 5-2, over the Minnesota Wild late Friday night (thanks for that 9:45 ET start, NBC). And they did it after blowing a 2-0 lead through 40 minutes because Patrick Kane broke the tie with a ridiculous backhand winner.
"You're kidding me. He didn't just do this?" said NBC's Brian Engblom.
Yes, he did. He even used a signature celebration that starts at 37 seconds in the video below: "Showtime, Showtime"
Here's what Kane said afterward about the goal (Chicago Sun-Times video):
And for good measure, Kane made it 4-2 with an easy tap-in after an absurdly good pass from Ben Smith.