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NHL Hard Hits, Great Goals, and Super Saves: The Patrick Kane Edition

Lauren Ammatuna |
November 2, 2011 | 12:58 a.m. PDT

Staff Writer

The NHL's first month saw some great plays. (SJSharkTank/Creative Commons)
The NHL's first month saw some great plays. (SJSharkTank/Creative Commons)
With the NHL season well underway it is time to start recognizing each weeks best and most impressive moments that make us love this great sport so much.

For this special first edition, we will take a look at some of the jaw-dropping plays from the past couple weeks including Patrick Kane's Spin-O-Rama and a 17 goal game.

Editor's note: The first three hits are all at different points of the same video. Just click the play button and they should show up correctly.

Hard Hits:

Robyn Regeher Flattens Vincent Lecavalier

NHL.com is correct when they named 30-year-old Robyn Regeher’s hit on Tampa Bay’s 31-year-old Vincent Lecavalier as the hit of the week.

This powerhouse of a hit speaks for itself.

A King Extinguishes a Star

Los Angeles Kings’ Matt Greene took the opportunity to deliver a beauty of a hip check to Dallas Stars’ Stephane Robidas in the Kings' 1-0 win over Dallas.

Fistric on Perry

Mark Fistric of the Dallas Stars delivered a solid hit on Anaheim’s Corey Perry in which the Stars took home a 3-1 victory.

Great Goals:

Patrick Kane Spin-O-Rama

The Chicago Blackhawks' young superstar, Patrick Kane, wowed the world again when he pulled off a beautiful Spin-O-Rama, no-look pass to fellow teammate Marian Hossa who effortlessly put the puck in the net past Anaheim’s Jonas Hiller. Chicago ultimately fell to Anaheim, but not before Kane was able to put up another assist. 


Jeff Skinner Nets One Against Ottawa

The 2010-2011 Calder Trophy winner, Jeff Skinner, continues to justify his title as he scored this gorgeous goal for Carolina against Ottawa. Ottawa got the "W," but Skinner got the chance to prove that he is defying the sophomore slump.

Nick Foligno Wins It All

Nick Foligno of the Ottawa Senators scored this beauty with 2.5 seconds left in regulation to beat the Florida Panthers 4-3. The 24-year-old is pleased with his team's performance. "We just play to the last whistle and it's a big reason why we're winning these games," Foligno said.


Super Saves:

Mike Smith Robs Bobby Ryan

Mike Smith of the Phoenix Coyotes showed the Ducks that he is a force to be reckoned with when he robbed Anaheim's Bobby Ryan of a goal in their 5-4 win over the Southern California team.

Hiller Denies Jamie Benn

Anaheim Duck's Jonas Hiller denies Dallas Stars' Jamie Benn of scoring what would have been one beauty of a goal a minute and a half into the first period. 

Cory Schneider With The Miracle Save

Vancouver's Cory Schneider had fans wonderstruck with this save against the Edmonton Oilers. With about six and a half minutes left in the 3rd period, and Vancouver trailing behind Edmonton, this save definitely brought hope for the Canucks. The Oilers would go on to win this one 3-2.


17 Goal Game?!

This is just too amazing to pass up. There were 17 goals scored between the Winnipeg Jets and Philadelphia Flyers. Winnipeg has bragging rights of winning the game 9-8.


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