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Patrick Kane’s 2010 Stanley Cup winner in OT named NHL’s goal of 2010s decade

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Kane’s goal ended the Blackhawks’ 49-year championship drought.

Stanley Cup Finals - Philadelphia Flyers v Chicago Blackhawks - Game Six Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images

Patrick Kane scored 4:06 into overtime against the Flyers in Game 6 of the 2010 Stanley Cup Final to end the Blackhawks’ championship drought at 49 years with a 4-3 victory.

Kane’s goal started an incredible decade of dominance for Chicago, which won the Stanley Cup three times in six seasons. For that, it was named the goal of the 2010s decade by NHL.com and NHL.com international writers.

It was one of, if not thee, most bizarre endings to a Cup Final as many didn’t see the puck go in the net at first glance. But Kane knew right away, throwing his stick and glove into the air then quickly skating the length of the ice to celebrate with goaltender Antti Niemi.

All-Decade schedule

Jan. 15: Save of the DecadeBraden Holtby, Game 2, 2018 Stanley Cup Final

Jan. 16: Coach of the Decade — Joel Quennevile

Jan. 17: Franchise of the Decade — Chicago Blackhawks

Jan. 18: Playoff Series of the Decade — 2014 Western Conference Final, Los Angeles Kings vs. Chicago Blackhawks.

Jan. 19: Game of the Decade — 2013 Eastern Conference First Round, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins

Jan. 20: Event of the Decade — 2014 Winter Classic, Michigan Stadium, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Detroit Red Wings

Jan. 21: Moment of the Decade — NHL100 Gala, Los Angeles

Wednesday: Goal of the Decade — Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks, Game 6 of 2010 Stanley Cup Final

Friday: First and Second All-Decade Teams