The Chicago Blackhawks just completed a horrific three-game run that ended with many setbacks, but forward Patrick Kane refuses to hurt coach Jeremy Coleton.
Despite the arrival of new characters like Seth Jones and Marc-André Fleury over the summer, the Hawks scored just one point in the standings. Furthermore, the Quebec goalkeeper definitely smelled deja vu in front of his former organization on Saturday.
Above, see what Patrick Kane had to say after the 5-2 loss to Pittsburgh.
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In a 5-2 loss to the Penguins in Pittsburgh, he gave four times in 10 shots in the first period, including catching the wrong foot behind a goal by Drew O’Connor, in a streak similar to that where he looked bad in Game Three of the semi-finals between the Vegas Golden Knights and Montreal Canadiens in June.
For his part, Colliton is already feeling the pressure. His men have missed the playoffs twice in the three years since he took office in 2018-2019. And the only time they extended their run is mainly due to the National League plan that allowed 24 teams to play the 2020 playoffs; Chicago was the 12th seed in the Western Conference.
Kane admitted after the meeting: “You obviously need to have a sense of urgency to win, to play better, to get off to a better start.” However, we believe we have a good team that is managed well enough to get over that and turn the tide.”
We will find a way to change the situation. Like I said, I have great faith in this club and this team of coaches.
Defensive game review
Individually, number 88 is among those who want better performance. Admittedly, he dominates the Hawks’ indexes with one goal and three assists, but it all comes with a terrible -5 lead. In his 47 minutes of equal power, his team excelled 6-1 in goals and 32-15 in scoring chances.
On the topic of the bug, Kane spoke among other things about the preseason phase of the season.
“Sometimes the start of the season is a little weird. I’ve never been a great player in exhibition duels and in training camp. Whatever the reason, it seems my feelings aren’t there now. I might need to dictate a little bit more and take charge sometimes. However, I feel getting better at every meeting.
Chicago opened a four-game winning streak at home against the New York Islanders on Tuesday.
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