Each week NHL.com wants you, the fan, to vote on the best plays of the week. We'll select the top goal, save and hit and you get to decide which of those three plays is the best of all. There is really no wrong answer here, but we want to know what you think. Vote now to decide which of these amazing plays you think is the best of the best, and feel free to comment on them as well.
From great finishes to lunging saves, this week featured plenty of incredible highlights to chose from. All three plays from this week's nominees occured on Tuesday night.
First we saw Buffalo defenseman Robyn Regehr thump Tampa Bay captain Vincent Lecavalier. Lecavalier went to dump the puck in front of the Buffalo bench, and Regehr stepped up to hammer Vinny into the boards.
Then we witnessed a remarkable play from Chicago's Patrick Kane. The crafty forward skated down the right wing with his head up the whole way. He then worked over a defenseman to make a flawless tape-to-tape spin-o-rama pass to teammate Marian Hossa, who quickly buried the puck past Jonas Hiller.
Later that same night Cory Schneider made arguably the save of the year against Jordan Eberle of the Oilers. Eberle was left at the doorstep staring at an open net, but the Canucks goaltender dove across for an incredible glove save.
That's a really tough thing to play through; when you finally are thrown out there, the game is fast, intense, every single play matters, you've got to find a way to play through that and make smart plays. So it's a huge testament to [Vermette] and some other individuals in our locker room that are putting their own ego, their own wants and needs aside, and are ready for those opportunities when they do come.
— Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews on teammate Antoine Vermette, who returned from being a healthy scratch in Game 3 to score the double-overtime winner in Game 4