CHICAGO -- Patrick Kane's on-ice interviews occasionally veer off-script.
After Tuesday's 4-3 comeback win over the Winnipeg Jets, Kane broke free from the stock Q&A with the local TV host to ask the remaining fans a question of his own:
"It was Danny's first game," Kane said, his voice raised with joy. "You guys like him out there tonight?"
They did. Kane knows how to get a rise out of the 20,000-plus puckheads who fill the arena for every game.
"Danny" is Daniel Carcillo, a.k.a. Car Bomb, a.k.a. the Missing Link.
Carcillo is the heir apparent to Blackhawks alums like Dustin Byfuglien, Andrew Ladd, Troy Brouwer and Adam Burish -- bruisers that took the heat off the stars, and torched opponents during the 2010 Stanley Cup run.