Strome scored his first goal of the night just 1:38 into the game. Things did not stop there as the Hawks would score 4 more goals in the first period alone. Among the goal scorers were Alex DeBrincat, Patrick Kane, Ryan Carpenter, and even Captain Jonathan Toews.
Strome left that first 20 minutes with 2 points (1G 1A), DeBrincat had 3 points (1G 2A), and the magnificent Kane had a whopping 4 points (1G 3A) before this game was a third of the way over.
As you guessed with 40 minutes left on the clock, the scoring did not stop there. Bagel Boi Brandon Hagel scored an insane goal to make things 6-0 Hawks in the opening seconds of the second period. Anaheim did fight back with 3 back-to-back-to-back goals in the middle of the second but that was all they could muster. Dylan Strome capped off his hat trick with his second goal with 6 minutes to go in the second and his third in the final 3 minutes of the third period. Kane assisted on both of these goals and finished his night with 6 points (1G 5A), which is a career-best for him.
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Dylan Strome has been absolutely incredible lately, and as someone who has loved him since he came to Chicago, I am so happy to see him thrive. He’s got 6 goals and 2 assists in his last 3 games despite the last 2 being losses. He’s now at 30 points (15G 15A) in 45 games this season, a massive improvement from last year. He had a rough start to this season with Colliton never giving him a fair shake so seeing him get some redemption and get back to scoring is brilliant.
Alex DeBrincat is also on a four-game goal streak. He finished tonight with 4 points (1G 3A) in 17:43 played. He now has 53 points (33G 20A) in 58 games this season. He’s 2nd on the team in scoring behind Kaner and he’s 8 goals away from his career-high of 41 goals in a season. I say he gets over that hump and beyond before this season finishes out.
And last but not least, it’s blowing my mind that Kaner’s career-high in points during a single game is happening in some random March match-up against the Ducks. I thought he would have done this some time in like 2013. Alas, 1 goal and 5 assists for Kane in 17:58 tonight. He now has 19 goals and 45 assists (64 points) in 54 games this season. He’s leading the team with no signs of slowing down.
The Hawks needed a win to bounce back after back-to-back losses, what’s better than an absolute creaming of the Ducks. Strong starts are keys to success in any game but especially the Hawks. They get in their heads after a rough start so going out and putting up 5 unanswered in the first period was a game-changer. The Hawks will be facing the Boston Bruins next, this upcoming Thursday. The Bruins are always a tough customer to face but if they keep this goal count blazing there’s bound to be good things that follow.
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