Windsor Star

HOCKEY ON THE WIRE

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Birthday boy

Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane, who turned 22 Friday, is still the youngest player on the team.

“I’ve been dreading these questions from you guys saying my career is going fast here,” Kane joked to the Chicago Daily Herald.

The Blackhawks face the Vancouver Canucks tonight (10 p.m., CBC).

Crosby comes through

Sidney Crosby scored his 14th career game-winning shootout goal and the Pittsburgh Penguins came back after giving up three leads to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-4 Friday.

Crosby and Kris Letang each put the puck past Justin Peters in the shootout, while Jeff Skinner and Jussi Jokinen failed against Pittsburgh's Marc-Andre Fleury.

Savard gets green light

Boston star centre Marc Savard has passed a conditioni­ng test and has been cleared to practise with the Bruins and take part in noncontact drills.

Savard suffered a severe concussion in March when he was hit by former Spitfire Matt Cooke.

Stewart dies

Gaye Stewart, a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs’ team that rallied from a 3-0 series deficit to defeat the Detroit Red Wings in seven games in the 1942 Stanley Cup final, died Friday in Burlington. He was 87. In 1942-43, he won the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s top rookie over Maurice (Rocket) Richard.

Assist for Hall

Ex-Spitfire Taylor Hall had an assist in the Oilers’ 4-3 shootout loss to Phoenix Friday in Edmonton.

Hall, who scored a goal in the shootout, has three goals and five assists in 18 games for the Oilers, who allowed the tying goal with 35 seconds left.

Windsor’s Ed Jovanovski had two shots and was plus one for the Coyotes.

 ?? DOUG PENSINGER/Getty Images ?? Windsor’s Ryan Wilson, front, controls the puck against New York’s Derek Stepan, the son of ex-Spitfire Brad Stepan, Friday in Colorado.
DOUG PENSINGER/Getty Images Windsor’s Ryan Wilson, front, controls the puck against New York’s Derek Stepan, the son of ex-Spitfire Brad Stepan, Friday in Colorado.

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