Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane expressed unhappiness with his own performance after the team’s 4-2 loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night. The winger singled out his own effort as lacking in his postgame comments, as reported by Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times.
Patrick Kane: "It probably falls on myself tonight. A lot of bad turnovers and plays, and missed coverage in our end." (1/2)— Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) March 11, 2017
Patrick Kane: "And being on for four goals against isn't good enough. Gotta be better than that." (2/2)— Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) March 11, 2017
Kane made a stunning no-look pass to set up Artemi Panarin’s one-timer goal in the first period, which seemed to be setting up the Blackhawks’ second line for a big night. Instead, that was the extent of their production as the trio struggled to get anything else going.
As Kane said, part of that was just a lack of execution. There were missed passes, bobbled passes, and questionable decisions alike. Kane still managed to put up two shots on goal — his 40th straight multi-shot game — but based on his postgame comments, you can tell he saw a bigger opportunity in Detroit.