Kane named NHL's first star of November
Patrick Kane was rewarded Tuesday for his big November by being named the NHL's first star of the month.
Kane ranked second among skaters with 9 goals, including 4 game-winners, and 19 points, helping the Blackhawks win 12 of 15 games. Kane had at least 1 point in 13 of 15 games, including six multi-point efforts, and posted a career-long, 12-game points streak from Nov. 3-27.
Kane was a big factor in the 6-1 circus road trip.
"It's a pretty cool honor," he said. "It probably speaks more for what the team has been doing lately and sometimes when your team is playing well you're going to have some personal achievements along the way. I know some other guys had great months so hats off to them, too.
"It's been a good start to the season. You want to keep it going. There are certain things you want to turn around, whether it's your defensive play or your plus-minus. You can always look and try to do more."