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Gotta Hear It: Kane Calls 200th NHL Goal by Red Wings DeBrincat

DeBrincat nets 200th goal in win over Montreal



Alex DeBrincat, Red Wings
Patick Kane was on the call as Red Wings forward Alex DeBrincat was scoring his 200th NHL goal.

Patrick Kane couldn’t be on the ice to set up Detroit Red Wings teammate Alex DeBrincat for a milestone goal, so he did the next best thing.

He called it.

Joining Ken Daniels and Mickey Redmond in the Bally Sports Detroit broadcast booth, Kane was suggesting that it would be great if DeBrincat would tally his milestone 200th NHL goal while he was on the call. You can guess what happened next.

During a Detroit power play, taking a pass from Moritz Seider, DeBrincat would bank a one-timer off Montreal goalie Jake Allen and into the net.

“They were playing with it a little bit at the top,” DeBrincat told Trevor Thompson of Bally Sports Detroit. “I saw the lane there and Mo made a great pass. Just trying to beat the goalie there. It’s a tough play for the goalie to read and I just banked it in off of him.”

Kane, who dished out 72 helpers on goals by DeBrincat during their time together with the Chicago Blackhawks, was this time assisting via ESP.

Tight Bond Between DeBrincat And Kane

Kane was admitting that the presence of DeBrincat in Detroit was a key element in him ultimately choosing to sign as a UFA with the Red Wings.

“Alex was definitely one of them,” Kane said. “The chemistry we had on the ice the last couple years in Chicago. He’s become one of my better friends around the league off the ice as well. We both love the game. We want to do as best as we can every time we’re on the ice.”

In fact, the two are so tight that they don’t have any problem calling each other out.

“If we had a situation where we were mad at each other, it was fine to kind of bicker at each other and yell at each other,” Kane said. “Neither one of us would take it personally. It would make us that much better to try to go on the ice and do something and be successful.

“I really liked that about him. Especially being a younger guy and playing with more of a veteran like me he wasn’t afraid to kind of give it back to me, so to speak. That earned a lot of my respect for him, too. He was that competitive, he wanted to do well. He was passionate about the game.”