Patrick Kane’s breakaway goal freezes Ryan Miller (Video)

Jen Neale


If anyone is curious as to if Patrick Kane is back to his pre-injury self, the answer is an emphatic "YES". However, as 1980's philosopher Lavar Burton once said, "... you don't have to take my word for it".

Take Ryan Miller's.

Is that the same Ryan Miller in goal who was supposed to be Hockey Jesus for St. Louis?

The one that was the primary goaltender as the St. Louis Blues dropped the Central Division and the Western Conference?

The guy that lost five-straight to close out the season?

The world will never be the same. (Relax, Blues fans...)

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