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Patrick Kane named NHL's First Star of the week

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 08: Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates a third period goal against the Edmonton Oilers at the United Center on November 8, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Oilers 4-2. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

It’s been a good week for Patrick Kane. First, his sexual assault accuser withdrew her case, then the Blackhawks forward was named the NHL’s First Star of the week.

Kane has goals in four consecutive games and is coming off a four-point performance against the Oilers last night.

He’s tied for the NHL lead in goals (10), points (23) and plus/minus (11) and ranks second in assists (13).

Kane scored this ridiculous backhander Sunday night:

In non-breaking news, Patrick Kane is still ridiculous at the hockey thing. https://t.co/G62HrrhCj7

— Michael Whitlow (@MAWhitlow) November 9, 2015

The forward’s best season came in 2010, when he scored a career-best 88 points.

The Blackhawks return to action Thursday when they host the Devils.

All stats via NHL.com.