Western Conference (NHL)

Kane's hat trick leads Blackhawks past Coyotes 6-3

The Blackhawks and their marquee players are starting to get in a groove.

And Chicago is starting to look like the team that won three Stanley Cups in the last seven seasons.

Patrick Kane scored three goals for his third career hat trick to lead the surging Blackhawks past the Arizona Coyotes 6-3 on Thursday night for their third straight win and eighth in nine games.

Kane has 23 goals to lead Chicago, which closed three points behind first-place Minnesota in the Central Division and Western Conference.

"Anything can happen here down the stretch, but I think we like the way we're playing, especially the last 10 or so games," said Kane, last season's...

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