Patrick Kane scored twice and had an assist in the Chicago Blackhawks’ 5-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Monday in a very emotional night. Kane’s grandfather, Donald, died earlier in the day, and Kane scored as a tribute to him.
Following his first goal, Kane pointed to the sky for his grandfather:
Kane’s grandfather lived next door to him growing up and Kane called him a great friend.
“He’s a guy I grew up with and he lived next door to me my whole childhood. We’d play cards, hang out by the pool in the summer. He came to a lot of my hockey games, but he was more worried about grades and me being a good kid. It’s a tough day, for sure.”