Patrick Kane passed a Chicago Blackhawks legend in the record books, Filip Forsberg set a new milestone with the Nashville Predators and Elias Lindholm seems to be enjoying his time in Western Canada.
Here are three things we learned in the NHL Wednesday.
Kane moves up the Blackhawks record books
If there has been one bright spot for the Blackhawks this season, it is seeing Kane looking like his old self. In 42 games, the 30-year-old is sixth in the league in scoring with 24 goals, 34 assists and 58 points.
With two assists in the Blackhawks’ loss to the Predators, Kane moved past Bobby Hull for fourth on the franchise list with 550 assists.
Patrick Kane moves into sole possession of fourth place in #Blackhawks history with 550 assists.
1. Stan Mikita – 926
2. Denis Savard – 719
3. Doug Wilson – 554
4. Patrick Kane – 550
5. Bobby Hull – 549
6. Steve Larmer – 517
7. Duncan Keith – 470
8. Jonathan Toews – 404
— Eric Lear (@BHTVeric) January 10, 2019
Kane only needs five more assists to move into third on the Blackhawks all-time list, passing former defenceman and current San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson.
At this point last season, Kane had 18 goals and 27 assists in 42 games as he finished the season with 27 goals, and 49 assists. It appears the first-overall pick from 2007 is back to his dominant self as he is on pace for his first 100-plus-point season since 2015-16.
Forsberg’s milestone brings flashback to Erat trade
In his second game back from a hand injury, Forsberg scored the overtime winner against the Blackhawks, giving him 27 career game-winning goals with Nashville. The tally moved him past Martin Erat for second on the Predators’ franchise list.
Most game-winning goals in @PredsNHL franchise history:
41 – David Legwand
27 – Filip Forsberg
26 – Martin Erat#NHLStats pic.twitter.com/oiP76yGTG1
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) January 10, 2019
This milestone should serve a reminder of the infamous trade that sent Forsberg to the Predators for Erat, but for those who don’t remember, let us take a trip down memory lane.
It was the lockout-shortened 2013 season and the Capitals were looking to boost their playoff hopes, so they made a deal with Nashville to land Erat and Michael Latta in exchange for Forsberg. …read more
Source:: Sportsnet.ca – Sports news