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With a tendency to gravitate toward goaltenders when it comes to making friends with teammates, Patrick Kane needed no formal introduction to the Flames’ Reto Berra on the occasion of the goaltender’s his first career NHL start.
The Blackhawks winger became close with the Calgary goalie when they were teammates on ECH Biel-Bienne of the Swiss League — where Kane played during the lockout last season — so Kane was not surprised by Berra’s effort in the Flames’ 3-2 overtime victory over the Hawks on Sunday night at the United Center.
Chicago Blackhawks Patrick Sharp takes a shot against Calgary Flames goalie Reto Berra while Dennis Wideman reaches to knock it down during the 3rd period of play at the United Center in Chicago on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. (Stacey Wescott / Chicago Tribune)