Highlight-reel goal from Kris Versteeg to Patrick Kane punctuates victory as Hawks kick off mettle-testing run of elite opponents.
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On and off the ice, the first-year defenseman is getting more comfortable.
Kane has three assists for Hawks, who had lost four of their last five at Pepsi Center, and four of their last five overall against the Avs.
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Stephen Johns was an NHL player who never left Rockford. That experience is something he’s using as motivation.
Ben Smith’s job isn’t to score goals, it’s to prevent them. But the snakebit forward says, ‘You’re a hockey player. You want to score goals.’