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Patrick Kane tallies three points in USA’s 3-0 victory over Germany at 2018 Worlds

Kane was named USA’s player of the game.

Denmark v United States - 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images

Patrick Kane had his best performance of the 2018 IIHF World Championships in Denmark on Monday, taking part in all three goals for Team USA in a 3-0 win over Germany.

The pregame line rushes suggested that Kane was due for a big performance, skating on a line with Blackhawks teammate Alex DeBrincat on his opposite wing, a grouping that saw just 88 minutes of even-strength ice time together during the 2017-18 NHL season.

After a scoreless first period, Kane got Team USA on the scoreboard in the middle of the second period. Just as USA’s two-man advantage on the power play expired, Kane took a pass from Johnny Gaudreau and one-timed it into the net, scoring from an angle that would not be a scoring opportunity for a lot of hockey players:

And here’s a second look at the goal from an overhead angle:

Carolina Hurricanes forward Derek Ryan added a second power play goal in the period — with Kane picking up a primary assist — giving Team USA a 2-0 lead after two periods.

In the third period, Kane picked up another primary assist, this time setting up DeBrincat for a goal that put Team USA up by three:

Kane was named USA’s player of the game for this three-point performance, while DeBrincat added an assist for a two-point game. Team USA is now 3-0 in the tournament and faces Latvia on Thursday in its next preliminary game.

After the game, Kane talked about relishing the opportunity to play in this tournament:

Although Germany didn’t score in the game, one of its players may have picked up some crucial experience in the game. Blackhawks prospect Dominik Kahun, who recently signed with the Hawks, played with one of the NHL’s top young talents: