Chicago Blackhawks: Top 5 Highlights from Their Win Streak
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You know what they say—All good things must come to an end.
But let's take a step back from the statistics and admire the NHL record start. The plays that went into the new record are just as impressive as the record itself.
Here are the top five highlights from the Blackhawks' streak.
5. Corey Crawford Gloves It Down
Corey Crawford snatches a shot by Corey Perry.
Corey stops Corey.
No one can deny that Corey Crawford has been stellar this season. Who knew Crawford would be Vezina-worthy this year.
He's made more than just a few great saves this year, but this save is definitely a highlight.
4. Patrick Kane's Shootout Winner
Patrick Kane stuns Jimmy Howard, helping the Hawks beat the Red Wings.
If there was an award that went to the player with the slickest moves in the NHL, Patrick Kane would be a finalist.
In the shootout goal that ultimately beat the Red Wings, Kane used not one but two leg fakes and buried it top shelf.
He must have known Pavel Datsyuk was watching.
3. Jonathan Toews Dances Through the Defense
Jonathan Toews makes the Phoenix Coyotes' defense look nonexistent.
Captain Serious has some good puck-handling skills.
Jonathan Toews is one of the few guys in the NHL who can make a defense disappear.
Who can remember the Phoenix Coyotes' unbeatable defense from the playoffs last year? Toews certainly can't.
2. Patrick Kane's Blind Pass
Patrick Kane feeds the puck to Marian Hossa with a no-look pass to beat the Dallas Stars.
Most coaches advise against blind passes. But, well, it seems like Patrick Kane has eyes in the back of his head.
An assist never looked so good.
Just another Patrick Kane highlight.
1. Marian Hossa's Late-Game Heroics
Hossa's timely equalizer beat Kari Lehtonen with 2.1 seconds left, sending the game to overtime.
The streak would not even been known as a streak had Marian Hossa not tied this game up with 2.1 seconds left in regulation.
The Blackhawks—who were totally outplayed by the Calgary Flames—ended up beating the Flames in a shootout.
Now that is determination.