Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Saucer Pass: Goal of the Day

The Saucer Pass is where the Fan Child Talks Puck. Today we look at the goal of the night in the NHL.

The Penguins ended the Blackhawks five game winning streak tonight in Pittsburgh, but they couldn't keep Marian Hossa, Patrick Kane and Viktor Stalberg from playing some beautiful tic-tac-toe in the third period. Hossa to Kane to Hossa to Stalberg is one of the prettiest goals you're ever going to see. And if you didn't catch the crisp passing, I encourage you to watch this video over and over for clarity. It is pure passing genius.

The goal, however, was not enough to stop the Penguins, who were led by three assists from Evgeni Malkin. The red-hot Malkin now has six goals and nine assists in the six games since Sidney Crosby went out with Concussion-like symptoms for the second time this season.

Pittsburgh is 6-0-3 vs. Chicago at home since Feb 22nd, 1997, when the Blackhawks last won in regulation there.