St. Petersburg natives Andrew Aksyonov and Yulia Mikhaylova have become close friends with the Blackhawks star.
All five Hawks goals come from their bottom-six in ragged, but entertaining, victory over lowly Avalanche.
Blackhawks winger has 10 points in his last six games, and is back over a point per game.
With Patrick Kane line carrying the offense, Blackhawks in search of balanced scoring.
Hawks are reluctant to make a big splash, but might have no choice if they want to make another Cup run.
Despite monster game from Patrick Kane, Minnesota rallies from 2-0 deficit to take sole possession of first place in the Western Conference.
Rookie will return to the lineup against red-hot Minnesota Wild; Artem Anisimov good to go, too