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Kane's sick game-winner: 'Showtime, Showtime'

By Mike Harrington

The Chicago Blackhawks won their series opener, 5-2, over the Minnesota Wild late Friday night  (thanks for that 9:45 ET start, NBC). And they did it after blowing a 2-0 lead through 40 minutes because Patrick Kane broke the tie with a ridiculous backhand winner.

"You're kidding me. He didn't just do this?" said NBC's Brian Engblom. 

Yes, he did. He even used a signature celebration that starts at 37 seconds in the video below: "Showtime, Showtime"

Here's what Kane said afterward about the goal (Chicago Sun-Times video):

And for good measure, Kane made it 4-2 with an easy tap-in after an absurdly good pass from Ben Smith.

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