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Growing up, Patrick Kane played on local rinks throughout his native Buffalo, New York.

Recently, the two-time Stanley Cup champion and 2013 Conn Smythe Trophy-winning Chicago Blackhawks forward returned to his hometown to do that once again.



The results, naturally, were devastating. For his opponents, anyway. Five goals. Five assists. A 13-5 win.

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Patrick KanePerformax Hockey

Let's not overlook the man on the receiving end of Kane's five assists: Vinny Scarsella, a 24-year-old most recently of the ECHL's Utah Grizzlies, who scored seven goals and added two assists.

Nor should we ignore the fact that this is Kane's second game with Piranhas -- and he only tallied one goal and two assists in the first (a 12-1 win).

WHAT HAPPENED IN THAT GAME, KANE?

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Stanley Cup: Blackhawks-Bruins

The Blackhawks are one win away from a Stanley Cup championship thanks to two goals from Patrick Kane in Game 5. However, injury concerns to a star player on each side -- Patrice Bergeron for Boston and Jonathan Toews for Chicago -- create an interesting sub-story to Game 6. What impact will the injuries have on the series? Will Chicago wrap it up in Game 6 or will the Bruins bounce back and treat sports fans to another Game 7?

If both Bergeron and Toews play, which team wins Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals?

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  • If neither Bergeron nor Toews play, which team wins Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals?

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  • Who would their respective teams miss more if neither was able to play in Game 6?

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  • Which team will win the Stanley Cup finals? (Blackhawks lead 3-2)

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  • Who are you rooting for in the Stanley Cup finals?

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Tuukka Rask and Corey Crawford have been nearly flawless in goal. Nobody has stopped Marian Hossa or David Krejci from scoring at will or at least assisting their respective teams in the scoring column. The physical force which is Bryan Bickell netted two game winners and is proving to be the unsung hero of this year's playoffs. Which players are the best of the best in the 2013 Stanley Cup finals matchup between the Blackhawks and Bruins? Click on the player images below to set your rankings!

2013 Stanley Cup finals players

Patrice Bergeron

Patrice Bergeron

Bruins C

Bryan Bickell

Bryan Bickell

Blackhawks LW

Zdeno Chara

Zdeno Chara

Bruins D

Corey Crawford

Corey Crawford

Blackhawks G

Nathan Horton

Nathan Horton

Bruins RW

Marian Hossa

Marian Hossa

Blackhawks RW

Patrick Kane

Patrick Kane

Blackhawks RW

Duncan Keith

Duncan Keith

Blackhawks D

David Krejci

David Krejci

Bruins C

Milan Lucic

Milan Lucic

Bruins LW

Brad Marchand

Brad Marchand

Bruins LW

Tuukka Rask

Tuukka Rask

Bruins G

Patrick Sharp

Patrick Sharp

Blackhawks C

Jonathan Toews

Jonathan Toews

Blackhawks C

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