The Chicago Blackhawks: A Six-Year Odyssey

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May 2, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) during the third period of game one of the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Minnesota Wild at the United Center. Chicago won 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

2008-09: Patrick Kane’s first playoff hat trick

In Game 6 of the Western Conference Semi-Finals, Patrick Kane made sure that a trip back to Vancouver for a Game 7 wasn’t in the cards. Kane’s hat trick in a 7-5 Blackhawks victory sent the Hawks to their first Western Conference Finals series since the 1994-95 season (the last year of the legendary Chicago Stadium).