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.
The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.
— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres