The Chicago Blackhawks' early season success isn't a fluke. Chicago has made the plays, and then some, necessary to top the Western Conference standings with 12 points in the team's first eight games of the 2011—12 NHL season.
Two of Chicago's 12 points were added to the Hawks' standings Tuesday night after a shootout victory against the Anaheim Ducks. Patrick Kane generated the Hawks' first goal when he did a Denis Savard-esque spin-o-rama prior to dishing the puck to Marian Hossa. Hossa proceeded to light the lamp and put the Hawks on the board.
Was Kane's dish to Hossa the Hawks' top play so far this year? Jeremy Roenick thinks so. In fact, Roenick tweeted earlier today saying, "It was the sickest play of the year for me so far."